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Recent Security Updates

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This week, Microsoft released a critical security update to address a zero-day vulnerability in Windows that could allow a malicious user to take over an exploited computer. This update comes a week after the company released its July 2015 Security Bulletin, which included a number of additional security and operating system updates. For more information on these updates, see Microsoft’s Security Bulletin page.


On June 30, Apple released a number of security updates to address vulnerabilities in OS X Yosemite, iOS 8.4, and Safari, as well as iTunes and QuickTime for Windows. For more information, see Apple’s Security Updates page.


Adobe recently released updates for Acrobat, Reader, Flash Player, and Shockwave Player. These updates include critical fixes for zero-day vulnerabilities in Flash Player. For more information about these updates, visit the Adobe Security Bulletins and Advisories page.


Oracle released its quarterly security update on July 17, which addresses vulnerabilities in Java and other products. For more information about these updates, see Oracle’s Software Security Assurance Blog.

Other Updates:

For information about recent security updates to other products, see the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s (US-CERT) list of security updates at

ITS recommends that you keep your computers and other devices up to date with the latest security fixes in order to protect your devices and your data from malicious code and unauthorized access. For instructions on setting your computer to automatically check for updates, visit the ITS Information Security Tips page.

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