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Shellshock: Better 'bash' patches now available

(10/1/2014) Summary: The patches are ready. Now it's up to you to put them into place as quickly as possible.

'Vast majority' of Mac users safe from Shellshock Bash bug, Apple says

(10/1/2014) Apple says users of its OS X operating system are "safe by default" from the new security vulnerability, which has been described as bigger than Heartbleed.

Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

(9/29/2014) But really, the impact on you at home should be minimal, especially if you take some basic precautions. Windows systems aren’t vulnerable whatsoever—though your router may very well be—unless you’re running a program like Cygwin.

‘Shellshock’ Bug Spells Trouble for Web Security

(9/29/2014) Experts say the flaw, dubbed “Shellshock,” is so intertwined with the modern Internet that it could prove challenging to fix, and in the short run is likely to put millions of networks and countless consumer records at risk of compromise.

Google stops malicious advertising campaign that could have reached millions

(9/23/2014) Google shut down malicious Web attacks coming from a compromised advertising network on Friday. The move follows a security firm's analysis that found the ad platform, Zedo, serving up advertisements that attempted to infect the computers of visitors to major websites.

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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!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.

Important!Advisory- Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) application for iOS

(4/16/2009) Advisory for Advisory- Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) application for iOS has been updated to address vulnerabilities related to the Heartbleed bug.

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.


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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