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Software Update: Firefox

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Firefox 9, the newest version of the popular web browser, fixes several security vulnerabilities, including the ability to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, or perform a cross-site scripting attack. ITS highly recommends that you download and install this … Continue reading

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Facebook Malware Alert

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Security professionals have reported a new malware warning for Facebook. According to reports, a worm is being spread through a link that users receive via a message in Facebook . See http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/new-facebook-worm-spreading/9825 for additional details. Remember to exercise caution with … Continue reading

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The Basics of Browser Security

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USC’s IT security group recommends the November 2011 issue of the Monthly Security Awareness Newsletter for Computer Users. The issue is devoted to the basics of web browser security and is available at: http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201111_en.pdf  

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