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Adobe Fixes Another Zero-Day Flaw in Its Flash Player

(6/26/2015) Adobe rushes an out-of-band patch for its Flash Player to fix a zero-day vulnerability that already was being exploited in the wild.

Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

(6/26/2015) A Florida-based computer tech support call center has suffered a data breach, with customer records being abused by fraudsters trying to get access to online bank accounts.

Online password locker LastPass hacked

(6/16/2015) The company revealed the breach in a blog post Monday after investigating "suspicious activity" discovered by its security team.

Stung, White House orders rapid cybersecurity fixes

(6/16/2015) The White House has ordered federal agencies to take immediate steps to make some basic cybersecurity fixes. The move follows a massive breach of government employee records.

LastPass Password Manager Software Security Notice

(6/16/2015) The LastPass security team detected and subsequently blocked suspicious activity on their network. While there is no indication of a breach in user vault data or user accounts illegitimately being accessed, LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. LastPass is executing additional security measures to ensure that user data remains secure. They are requiring all users logging in from a new device or IP address first verify their account by email, unless multifactor authentication is enabled. LastPass will also be prompting users to update their master password.

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Security Awareness Training

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
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Java—not just your innocent morning cup of Joe anymore!

Technology has taken a simple term that used to be synonymous with coffee and transformed it into a complex programming language and computing platform. Web browsers, email clients, video games, and movie/music players are just a few examples of software products we install and use on our computers every day.

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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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