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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Google Prompt: Simple Two-Factor Authentication for Google Apps

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With the release of prompt, Google has streamlined two-factor authentication for Google accounts. Two-factor authentication strengthens the security of your account by asking you to confirm your identity using your mobile phone when you log in. This extra layer of security makes it … Continue reading

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Summer Security Reminders for Faculty and Staff 

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Faculty and staff, if you will be spending your summer off campus, please keep in mind the following recommendations for protecting your digital privacy. Use Virtual Private Networking (VPN) when Accessing the Internet Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is a secure … Continue reading

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Adobe Addresses Critical Vulnerabilities in Flash Player

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Adobe has published a security update addressing critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and ChromeOS. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could potentially cause a crash or allow a hacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe acknowledges that … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates

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Microsoft Microsoft released five critical updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Office. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released eleven additional updates, which it classified as important, for Windows and Exchange Server. For … Continue reading

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Millions of Twitter Accounts Locked Following Data Breach

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A hacker with ties to the recent LinkedIn, MySpace, and Tumblr data breaches now claims to have gained access to Twitter’s account database. The hacker has allegedly posted the account information of 32 million Twitter users for sale online. According to Twitter, the data breach … Continue reading

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Summer Security Reminders for Students

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Whether you’re taking a few extra courses or spending the summer break off-campus, please bear in mind the following tips for keeping your digital information secure. Use Virtual Private Networking (VPN) when Accessing the Internet Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is … Continue reading

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Lenovo Addresses Vulnerability in Accelerator

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Lenovo has released a security advisory addressing a vulnerability in its preloaded Accelerator Application software. The vulnerability could be exploited by a “man-in-the-middle” attack, in which a hacker intercepts communication between two systems. Lenovo recommends that users uninstall Accelerator, an application that … Continue reading

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