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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Security Alert: Symantec’s pcAnywhere Software

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Users of any version of Symantec’s pcAnywhere software are advised to stop using this software immediately due to a security breach with the product. A white paper published by Symantec on Wednesday explained that blueprints for the software were stolen … Continue reading

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Recent Phishing Emails

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USC account holders should be on the watch for phish, or fraudulent email messages designed to steal personal information.  Phishing schemes may target your USC computing account, your banking accounts, and other online accounts. These messages look legitimate and urge … Continue reading

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January SANS OUCH! Newsletter: Securing Your Home Wifi Network

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The SANS (Sysadmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute publishes a monthly newsletter called OUCH! that address current security awareness issues. This month’s newsletter covers the importance of securing your home wifi network and the steps you should take to secure your … Continue reading

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Clean Up Your Social Networking Accounts with MyPermissions

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One of the biggest security risks in the social networking arena is third-party applications; those quizzes, games, and special offers you often find on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Many of us allow these applications access to our personal … Continue reading

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Critical Security Update for Microsoft Operating Systems

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Microsoft has issued a critical security update affecting its Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. This update corrects vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET  Framework that could allow hackers to take control of … Continue reading

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