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Microsoft launches free, 90-day trial of Windows 10

(7/31/2015) 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

(7/31/2015) Hack of OnStar Remotelink lets attacker unlock, remote-start, and track cars.

WordPress gets a patch for critical XSS flaw

(7/24/2015) 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

(7/24/2015) 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

(7/24/2015) 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.

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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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