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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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Adobe Releases Security Fix for Latest Flash Exploit

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Adobe has issued a patch to fix an exploit is being used to take control of PCs running the Windows operating system. This malware is specifically targeted users of Internet Explorer, although Adobe is urging anyone running the Mac, Linux, … Continue reading

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“Collaborative Networks” Email Invitation

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An email signed by Brett Ashlock bashlock@weavemail.com, purporting to represent “USC Collaborative Networks,” is arriving in USC email. The sender is not a USC employee and “USC Collaborative Networks” is not an official USC initiative. ITS Information Security is seeking … Continue reading

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Critical Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player

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Adobe has recently reported multiple security vulnerabilities in several versions of the Adobe Flash Player. These vulnerabilities may allow hackers to take control of computers running the following versions of Adobe Flash Player. •    Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier … Continue reading

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