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FBI warns FAA to watch for suspicious hacking activity on flights

(4/24/2015) The FBI issued an alert to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) earlier this week to warn about hackers who might try to access airplane network ports, according to Wired.

Accidental breach left HSBC customer data exposed for three months

(4/21/2015) The mortgage account information of an undisclosed number of HSBC Finance Corporation customers was accidentally exposed late in 2014 and remained exposed until discovery on 27 March, 2015, the firm admitted this week.

Jokers, hackers, and airline safety

(4/21/2015) A security researcher joked about hacking a plane and was picked up by the FBI. They didn't think it was one bit funny.

FBI warns of WordPress defacements as new plugin vulnerability is found

(4/10/2015) The FBI issued a public service announcement (PSA) on Tuesday, warning that individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL), or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS), are defacing WordPress websites by exploiting vulnerabilities in plugins.

Apple Patches Critical Backdoor Flaw in OS X 10.10.3

(4/10/2015) In addition to a number of updates in OS X 10.10.3, Apple is fixing vulnerabilities across its OS X operating system.

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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!University's Response to IRS Fraud

(3/23/2015) Reports of fraudulent tax schemes have been increasing in both the local and national media. Unfortunately, these schemes have affected several university employees.

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.

IT Security
Monthly Topic

From Surfing Waves to Surfing the World Wide Web: Be Safe Online While Traveling

No matter where your journey takes you, do not allow yourself to become careless with security!


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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