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More OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Reported

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Security researchers have recently identified several vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL encryption library in addition to the widely publicized Heartbleed bug (see https://it-security.usc.edu/2014/04/09/openssl-heartbleed-bug​ for more information about Heartbleed). System Administrators within USC’s IT units should complete the action items (fixes) summarized … Continue reading

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Zero-Day Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

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On September 17, Microsoft published an emergency security advisory and “Fix it” solution to address a zero-day vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Internet Explorer. (Zero-day vulnerabilities are those that exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities and for which there is no … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning 2013-08-28

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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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Patch Tuesday Roundup for April 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for April 2013.  Microsoft released nine security bulletins, two of which are considered critical and address vulnerabilities that could allow remote users to execute code on your machines.  For more information and to download the updates, … 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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Critical Security Updates Released

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Microsoft today released an emergency patch to address the zero day vulnerability discovered last December, which could allow remote code execution if users of Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 visit websites or open emails containing malicious code.  For more … Continue reading

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This Week in Security

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The past week saw a number of  patches, updates, and alerts. Microsoft released a number of security bulletins on Patch Tuesday.   In conjunction, Adobe released updates for Reader, Acrobat, and Flash Player, and issued an advisory about unpatched vulnerabilities in Coldfusion. … Continue reading

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7 Critical Adobe Flash Updates Released

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Adobe has released fixes for 7 critical remote execution vulnerabilities in its Flash Player software. These vulnerabilities affect Flash Player for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android 3.x, and Android 4.x. These exploits could cause your computer to crash and could potentially … Continue reading

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Skype Users Receive One-Two Punch of Security Threats

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If you use the popular video chat program Skype, you need to be aware of two recent security issues that could affect your account. The first threat is a worm that is being spread by a series of instant messages … Continue reading

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DNSChanger: Will You Still Be Able To Connect to the Net on Monday?

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In February, we posted an entry on malware known as DNSChanger. This virus connected users’ computers to the the Internet through rogue DNS servers. Those rogue DNS servers were taken down by the FBI as a result of its investigation … Continue reading

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