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Microsoft, Adobe Push Critical Security Fixes

(10/17/2014) Adobe, Microsoft and Oracle each released updates today to plug critical security holes in their products.

New 'POODLE' Bug Takes Bite Out of SSL 3.0 Web Encryption Protocol

(10/17/2014) Google on Tuesday revealed yet another Internet-wide security vulnerability with a cute name but potentially disastrous effects. POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) allows attackers to break the security of SSL 3.0, a protocol for secure Web communications that is 14 years old but still used as a last-ditch connection method with legacy devices or when others don't seem to work

Shellshock used to amass botnet and execute phishing campaign

(10/17/2014) Unknown attackers harnessed the Shellshock vulnerability, or "Bash bug," to amass a botnet of 360 bots and launch a phishing campaign on Spanish-speaking Citibank customers.

New mobile trojan masquerading as Tic-tac-toe game targets Android devices

(10/15/2014) A Tic-tac-toe game is actually a new mobile trojan – detected as Trojan-Spy,AndroidOS.Gomal.a, or Gomal – targeting Android devices.

Oracle's 155 bug fixes add to mega Patch Tuesday

(10/15/2014) Oracle has a large number of fixes lined up for Tuesday, including 25 for Java SE, while Microsoft and Adobe have patches due then too.

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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
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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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