IT Security News

How one teen’s app could stop cyberbullying at its source
Aug 27, 2015: Fifteen-year-old Trisha Prabhu thinks ending cyberbullying in teens may be as easy as asking people to stop and rethink before sending a potentially hurtful message.
Ashley Madison hack is not only real, it’s worse than we thought
Aug 27, 2015: The massive leak attributed to the hackers who rooted to the Ashley Madison dating website for cheaters has been confirmed to be genuine. As if that wasn't bad enough, the 10 gigabytes of data—compressed, no less—is far more wide-ranging than almost anyone could have imagined.
University of Virginia announces breach, says attack came from China
Aug 27, 2015: The University of Virginia announced Friday that attackers originating from China illegally accessed portions of its information technology systems, but that no personal information appears to have been affected.
Microsoft launches free, 90-day trial of Windows 10
Jul 31, 2015: It's the Windows 10 Enterprise edition, but it gives you a chance to test-drive the new OS before deciding if you really want to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1. However, there are some key drawbacks.
OwnStar: Researcher hijacks remote access to OnStar
Jul 31, 2015: Hack of OnStar Remotelink lets attacker unlock, remote-start, and track cars.
WordPress gets a patch for critical XSS flaw
Jul 24, 2015: WordPress 4.2.3 fixes a cross-site scripting flaw that could be used to compromise websites
Vulnerability in OpenSSH allows for brute force attack
Jul 24, 2015: A vulnerability in OpenSSH could allow an attacker to make up to 10,000 password entries during the open source tools' “login grace time,” also known as a brute force attack.
Car Hacking Shifts Into High Gear
Jul 24, 2015: Researchers now have proven you can hack a car remotely, and at Black Hat USA will share most -- but not all -- of the details on how they did it.
Apple working on fix for bug that crashes iPhones with a text message
May 29, 2015: Apple will fix the bug that allows an attacker to crash an iPhone by sending a special string of characters in a text message.
Google beefs up user-identity safety net for apps
May 29, 2015: Maker of the Android mobile operating system helps developers build apps that let users easily, safely sign in.

IT Security Latest Alerts

Warning!  Details on the Latest Email Scam
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!

University’s Response to IRS Fraud
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.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out-Of-Band)
Nov 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.

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