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Insecure dongle reportedly puts more than two million U.S. vehicles at risk

(1/23/2015) Digital Bond Labs security researcher Corey Thuen has found a way to unlock car doors, start a car, and gather engine information via a dongle known as "Snapshot" – a device used by Progressive Insurance to track driving habits for risk assessment and premium adjustment, according to Forbes.

WordPress Disconnects Unpatched Sites

(1/23/2015) In a continuing effort to secure hundreds of millions of users, WordPress.com is disconnecting self-hosted sites that haven't updated the Jetpack add-on.

New York Post Twitter account hacked, UPI's compromised, too

(1/21/2015) The Twitter account of the New York Post was hacked, and UPI's was also apparently hit, the latest in a string of attacks that have hit the social media channels of high-profile organizations.

Google nixes widespread malvertising attack

(1/16/2015) Google has stopped a widespread malicious advertising attack that bounced Web surfers to dodgy sites hawking weight loss and skin care products.

Phishing scam uses LinkedIn 'security update' to steal credentials

(1/16/2015) A wave of emails, supposedly sent by LinkedIn Support, have been linked to scammers who are attempting to steal credentials from members of the networking service.

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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!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.

Important!Ebola Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

(10/27/2014) US-CERT reminds users to protect against email scams and cyber campaigns using the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a theme. Phishing emails may contain links that direct users to websites which collect personal information such as login credentials, or contain malicious attachments that can infect a system.

IT Security
Monthly Topic

Data Privacy: How big is your digital footprint?

We are all members of a digital society; consequently, our online activities, interactions, and behaviors cast a mold which becomes unique to our online presence. This virtual impression is known as our digital footprint.


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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