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Monthly Archives: February 2013

This Week in Security

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Adobe released security patches for its Reader and Acrobat software to address a number of actively exploited vulnerabilities.  You can download the latest versions of these patches at the Adobe Reader download site and the Adobe Acrobat update sites for Mac and Windows. Mozilla released … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for February 2013

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Today is Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday, and it’s a big one.  The software company released twelve security bulletins which together address 57 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, and other products.  Five of the bulletins are considered critical, and should be … Continue reading

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Is That Email Really from ITS?

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Phishing involves tricking unsuspecting users into revealing personal information, such as login names, passwords, or credit card numbers, usually by sending fraudulent email messages that appear to come from legitimate sources.  If you receive an email asking you to confirm … Continue reading

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This Week in Security

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Twitter announced today that it has discovered unauthorized attempts to access user data, including usernames, email addresses and passwords.  The attackers may have gained access to information on approximately 250,000 users.  Twitter has reset the passwords of affected users, and … Continue reading

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