IT Security NewsNov 23, 2015: Two-factor authentication requires both a password and verification code delivered to your mobile phone. Nov 23, 2015: Two weeks ago, Ars reported on newly discovered Android adware that is virtually impossible to uninstall. Now, researchers have uncovered malicious apps that can get installed even when a user has expressly tapped a button rejecting the app. Nov 23, 2015: Adobe has released security updates for its ColdFusion application server, LiveCycle Data Services framework and Premiere Clip iOS app. Nov 18, 2015: Google will begin warning users "in the coming months" of emails from providers that are sent through unencrypted connections. Nov 13, 2015: Windows XP will be getting even less secure next year, when Google stops updating Chrome for users of Microsoft's nearly geriatric operating system. Nov 13, 2015: Adobe has released security updates (APSB15-28) that address 17 critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player, that could let attackers seize control of affected systems. Nov 13, 2015: Microsoft has reissued a botched security patch that caused a number of issues for Outlook users. Nov 11, 2015: Over one thousand email addresses and passwords from the music streaming app Spotify were leaked following a hack attack last week, according to multiple victims who confirmed with Newsweek. Nov 03, 2015: New security patches for Google's Nexus devices address seven vulnerabilities, two of which are critical and could allow for remote code execution when handling media files. Oct 28, 2015: Online security researchers at PCRisk have reported a new form of malware that imitates local installations of the Google Chrome browser to steal personal information, install more malware and displaying pop-up ads for other malicious websites.
IT Security Latest AlertsNov 16, 2015:
several users have reported receiving e-mails containing ‘invoice’ attachments to their official University e-mail accounts. The attachment is a sophisticated form of malware known as Dridex, which is a peer-to-peer word-based multifunctional malware package designed to leverage macros in the Microsoft Word program. Learn more....Nov 06, 2015:
There is an elaborate employment opportunity scheme currently underway which is targeted towards college students. Learn more!Oct 06, 2015:
In support of this effort, the University of Missouri hosts a series of events across each campus designed to educate faculty, staff, and students about computer and information security. Check out our schedule of events; we hope to see you there!Aug 25, 2015:
A number of MU employees and students have had their University and/or personal email accounts compromised. Find out more about the latest scam tactic and learn how to thwart this attack!Mar 23, 2015:
Reports of fraudulent tax schemes have been increasing in both the local and national media. Unfortunately, these schemes have affected several university employees.
University employees are required to complete annual security awareness training by October 31st, 2015. Please complete the designated Make IT Safe training modules by clicking on this link: MakeITSafe Training. You will immediately receive a certificate through email once you have completed the required modules. Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.