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Microsoft to End Support for SHA-1 Certificates This Summer

Posted on by mechling

In summer 2016, Microsoft will stop browser support for sites secured by SHA-1 certificates, which have been classified as unsafe. This means that some websites will no longer be considered secure. When Microsoft releases the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this … Continue reading

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Apple Releases Security Updates

Posted on by mechling

Apple has released multiple updates to address vulnerabilities in tvOS, iOS, watchOS, OS X El Capitan, Safari, and iTunes. Products and applications with new security updates available for download include: Apple TV iPhone iPod touch iPad OS X El Capitain Safari iTunes for … Continue reading

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Adobe Addresses Critical Vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Posted on by mechling

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 recommends that … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates

Posted on by mechling

Microsoft released seven critical updates for Windows, Office, Edge, and Internet Explorer, as well as a critical update that resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player when installed on Windows systems. Continue reading

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May 5 is World Password Day

Posted on by mbordas

The first Thursday of every May is World Password Day, when users are encouraged to brush up on their password security practices. Read on for some useful password tips.

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Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows

Posted on by mechling

Apple has ended support for QuickTime 7 for Windows, which means that the company will no longer provide security updates for the Windows version of QuickTime 7. Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (April 18)

Posted on by beltzer

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 clicked the link, or supplied login information, change your USC password as soon … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates

Posted on by tzuchinc

Microsoft released five critical updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Office, as well as a critical update to protect Windows systems from a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Continue reading

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Zero-Day Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

Posted on by tzuchinc

Adobe recently released a security advisory to address a zero-day vulnerability affecting Flash Player. (Zero-day vulnerabilities are those that exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities and for which there is no available patch.) If successfully exploited, this vulnerability could allow an attacker to take control … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates

Posted on by tzuchinc

Microsoft released six critical updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Edge. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Continue reading

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