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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Apple Releases OSX 10.9 Mavericks

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Apple this week released a major upgrade to its desktop operating system. OSX version 10.9, or Mavericks, includes a number of new and updated features, performance improvements, and security fixes. To learn more about the new features in Mavericks, visit www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/features.html. … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning 2013-10-17

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Many users have reported receiving the following phish email. If you have received the phish, do not reply, click the link, or supply any login information. If you have replied or followed the link, change your USC password as soon … Continue reading

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Oracle Updates for October 2013

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Oracle yesterday released its Critical Patch Update for October 2013. The update includes 127 security fixes for more than a dozen products, including fifty-one fixes for Java. Apple also released an update to its supported version of Java.

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Phishing Warning 2013-10-15

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The Sophos security blog has posted a warning about a phish purporting to be from Microsoft. The phish warns of a “failed update” and asks users to follow a link to a fake Microsoft login page. As always, be cautious … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for October 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for October, 2013. Microsoft released eight security bulletins, four of which are considered critical. The bulletins include fixes to vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Explorer (including the zero-day vulnerability discovered in September), Office, Silverlight, and the .NET … Continue reading

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Adobe Systems Security Breach

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On October 3, Adobe announced a security breach in their network that resulted in the illegal access of customer information and software source code. For more information about the breach, see Adobe’s Customer security alert and the Important Customer Security Announcement posted by Adobe’s chief security … Continue reading

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