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Patch Tuesday Roundup for February 2014

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During this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released seven security bulletins, four of which are considered critical. The bulletins address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Security Software, and the .NET Framework. For more information about this month’s updates, visit the Microsoft … Continue reading

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Adobe Flash Player Update for February 2014

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On February 4, Adobe released an update to address a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player that could allow an attacker to take control of your computer. (Zero-day vulnerabilities are those which exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities and for which no patch … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for January 2014

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Today is Patch Tuesday for January, 2014. Microsoft, Adobe, and Oracle all released updates. Microsoft released four bulletins, all classified as important, addressing vulnerabilities in Office, Windows, Server Software, and Dynamics AX. For more information about Microsoft’s updates, see the … Continue reading

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Apple OSX and Safari Updates for December 2013

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This week, Apple released its first update for OSX Mavericks, OSX 10.9.1, as well as updates for the Safari web browser. The browser updates address nine security vulnerabilities, eight of which are rated critical. These updates are available from the … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for December 2013

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This week saw Microsoft’s final Patch Tuesday of 2013 and it brought a total of eleven security bulletins, five of which are rated as critical. The bulletins affect Microsoft Windows, Server Software, Office, Lync, Internet Explorer, Exchange, and Developer Tools. … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning 2013-11-27

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

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for November 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for November 2013. Microsoft released eight bulletins, three of which are considered critical. The bulletins include fixes for vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office. For more information, see the¬†Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November … Continue reading

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“IT Service” phish 2013-11-09

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Many people at USC received the following phish. There are several signs that this was not a legitimate message: Many grammatical errors. Exceeding your mail quota will prevent new mail from being delivered, but does not require a password/account reset. … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning 2013-11-07

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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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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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