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Over 1 million WordPress websites at risk from SQL injection

(3/2/2015) Over one million websites running the WordPress content management system are potentially at risk of being hijacked due to a critical vulnerability exposed in the WP-Slimstat plugin.

State breakdowns: Anthem breach by the numbers

(3/2/2015) While a whopping 78.8 million consumers may have had personal information viewed by “hackers who had accessed our database,” an Anthem spokesperson confirmed in a statement emailed to SCMagazine.com on Thursday, about 60 to 70 million individuals are current or former Anthem members.

Information disclosure flaw exposes Netgear wireless routers to attcks

(2/18/2015) A vulnerability allows attackers to extract admin passwords and wireless network keys

Smartphone thefts decline following introduction of "kill switch"

(2/13/2015) From January 2013 to December 2014, cell phone robberies dropped 16 percent in New York and 27 percent in San Francisco, officials said in a Wednesday release on the website of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In London, the monthly average of mobile phone thefts has been cut in half since September 2013.

Apple beefs up log-in security for iMessage, FaceTime

(2/13/2015) The communications services get two-step verification, aimed at preventing unauthorized access to accounts, even if the username and password are entered.

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Security Awareness Training

Enrollment for 2015 Security Training has not started; you will be notified about enrollment and deadlines.

As part of the University's information security program, all University employees must complete annual security awareness training. Please complete the designated SANS training modules in SANS Securing the Human. Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at umciso@umsystem.edu.

IT Security Latest Alerts

Important!REN-ISAC Alerts

(2/9/2015) New - 2015-02-09 ADVISORY: Tax Fraud

Important!Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out-Of-Band)

(11/18/2014) At approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Microsoft will release an out-of-band security update to address an issue affecting Microsoft Windows.

Important!Microsoft to issue 16 security updates

(11/10/2014) On Patch Tuesday next week Microsoft will issue a large number of updates, five of them critical. The Windows 10 previews are affected as well.

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Candy Hearts, Love Notes, and Cyber Scams?!

Valentine’s Day evokes images of red and pink hearts mixed with chocolates, flowers, romance, and… CYBER-CRIME?! That’s right, cyber-criminals are fully primed to capitalize on the lovers (and the lonely) this Valentine’s Day! Don’t get left broken-hearted or with an empty wallet.

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IT Security Videos

HackYourself:It's Easy to Break Into Online Accounts, Thanks to Facebook, Google and TwitterHackYourself:It's Easy to Break Into Online Accounts, Thanks to Facebook, Google and Twitter

Talks about how much information you really have out there and how to be more secure.

Grandma Got Phished by a HackerGrandma Got Phished by a Hacker

The University of Rochester, made a phishing rendition of a classic holiday jingle - Grandma gets phished by a hacker! Please be careful when clicking on links found within email.

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