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Facebook, Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

(10/24/2014) A new mechanism helps email servers determine if a message was intended for a recycled account's previous owner

Worm variant of Android ransomware, Koler, spreads via SMS

(10/24/2014) In May, researchers observed Android ransomware identified as Koler.A locking up the screens of victims around the world who visited certain pornographic websites – now, mobile security company AdaptiveMobile has discovered a worm variant that is spreading through SMS.

Google Accounts Now Support Security Keys

(10/24/2014) People who use Gmail and other Google services now have an extra layer of security available when logging into Google accounts.

Fake Dropbox login page nabs credentials, is hosted on Dropbox

(10/22/2014) An email with the subject “important” tells recipients that they must sign into Dropbox in order to view a document too big to be sent via regular email, but clicking on the link included in the message brings people to a fake Dropbox login page that is actually hosted on Dropbox.

China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud

(10/22/2014) Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.

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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. You will not immediately receive a certificate when you complete the required modules. Certificates will be distributed via email twice a month for your records. Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at umciso@umsystem.edu.

IT Security Latest Alerts

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.

Important!Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2014

(9/15/2014) This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for September 2014.

Important!Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2014

(9/5/2014) This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on September 9, 2014.

IT Security
Monthly Topic

One for All and All for One: We Are All Responsible for Cyber Security

The month of October is recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Throughout this month, the Division of IT will be hosting a series of events in order to educate our users about computer and information security. Visit http://makeitsafe.missouri.edu/awareness.html to learn more.

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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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