IT Security News

Google expands Chrome’s Safe Browsing defenses to sniff out ad scams
Feb 05, 2016: Expect more red alerts to occupy the browser's window and intercept users before they reach deceitful websites
Apple updates iOS, OS X and Safari
Jan 22, 2016: Apple released patches for the iOS and OS X operating systems and released a Safari update for vulnerabilities affecting its iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices.
Cisco fixes critical flaws in digital encoder, unified computing manager and security appliance
Jan 22, 2016: Cisco Systems has released software updates to fix critical issues that could allow attackers to compromise digital encoders, unified computing system management servers and Firepower 9000 series security appliances.
Malicious apps in Google Play made unauthorized downloads, sought root
Jan 08, 2016: Google has banished 13 Android apps from its Play marketplace after security researchers found the apps made unauthorized downloads and attempted to gain root privileges that allowed them to survive factory resets.
Time Warner Warns Customers Their Emails and Passwords May Have Been Stolen
Jan 08, 2016: Time Warner Cable said on Wednesday that as many as 320,000 customers may have had their emails and passwords leaked.
Latest tech support scam stokes concerns Dell customer data was breached
Jan 08, 2016: Scammers know customers' phone numbers, PC serial numbers, and support history.
Google Continues to Patch Stagefright Flaws in Android
Dec 11, 2015: NEWS ANALYSIS: Months after Google issued its first Stagefright patches, more libstagefright vulnerabilities have emerged and more are likely to surface.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2015
Dec 11, 2015: This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for December 2015.
Apple Updates OS X, iOS With Numerous Security Fixes
Dec 11, 2015: Apple releases security updates for both its Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. Once again, Google is a leading contributor to improving Apple security.
78 bugs in last Adobe Patch Tuesday of the year
Dec 11, 2015: In the last one of the year, Adobe released its December Patch Tuesday security updates, which included a record 78 security vulnerabilities including five Priority 1 updates and five Priority 3 updates.

IT Security Latest Alerts

Warning!  Details on the Latest Email Scam
Feb 03, 2016:

A number of MU employees and students have had their University and/or personal email accounts compromised.  Find out more about the latest scam tactic and learn how to thwart this attack!

Employment Opportunity Scam
Feb 02, 2016:

There is an elaborate employment opportunity scheme currently underway which is targeted towards college students.  Learn more!

Printer Model/Toner Social Engineering Scam
Jan 14, 2016:

University staff members are reporting they have received phone scams from outside entities regarding printer equipment. 

Dridex Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Malware Security Alert Bulletin
Nov 16, 2015:

several users have reported receiving e-mails containing ‘invoice’ attachments to their official University e-mail accounts.  The attachment is a sophisticated form of malware known as Dridex, which is a peer-to-peer word-based multifunctional malware package designed to leverage macros in the Microsoft Word program.  Learn more....

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Oct 06, 2015:

In support of this effort, the University of Missouri hosts a series of events across each campus designed to educate faculty, staff, and students about computer and information security. Check out our schedule of events; we hope to see you there!

What's New

MakeITSafe Security Awareness Training

University employees are required to complete annual security awareness training by October 31st, 2015. Please complete the designated Make IT Safe training modules by clicking on this link: MakeITSafe Training.  You will immediately receive a certificate through email once you have completed the required modules. Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at