Security News & Alerts

  • October 1, 2014security image

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! The goal of this annual national campaign is to raise awareness about steps each of us can take to stay safer and more secure online.

  • September 25, 2014No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Email Scam Alert - Sept 25, 2014

    Please be advised of an EMAIL SCAM that appears to be from "UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA <econtesd@ucsc.edu>" with the subject, "Dear Students / Staff Subscribe"

  • September 25, 2014No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Restricted Data vs. Confidential Data

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week’s cyber security article looks at different levels of sensitivity of university data, and some of the implications of working with each one.

  • September 25, 2014

    The Shellshock "Bash Bug"

    The Shellshock "Bash Bug" is a vulnerability that affects many devices using Linux and Unix operating systems including servers, routers, Android phones, and Mac computers. The Bash Bug lets attackers take control of the affected device to install programs or run commands.

  • June 6, 2014No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Beware of Identity Theft Targeting University Employees

    The Police Department and Information Technology Services want to take this opportunity to warn you about a recent report from the FBI's Cyber Security Division about identity theft.

  • April 9, 2014No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    The Heartbleed Bug

    The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability that affects OpenSSL by allowing attackers to read and steal protected information that is expected to be encrypted for applications such as the web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

  • March 6, 2014

    Beware of IRS and PG&E Scams

    The Police Department and Information Technology Services want to take this opportunity to warn you about recently reported IRS and PG&E scams.

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    LinkedIn Passwords Compromised - 6/6/12

    Advisory in response to recent news that the security of LinkedIn passwords may have been compromised.

  • June 5, 2012No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Security Patch for Windows - 6/5/12

    On June 3, Microsoft released information about a critical patch for all Windows and virtual machines.

  • March 14, 2012No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Security Patch for Windows - 3/13/12

    On March 13, Microsoft released information about a critical patch for all Windows and virtual machines. ITS recommends that this patch be installed by the end of the week.

  • June 30, 2011No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    NBC News Segment on Cell Phones

    Cell phones embedding location information in photos a.k.a "geotagging". Others may be able to view this information when the photos are posted online.

  • June 30, 2011No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Security Alert for Mac Users - 6/2/11

    A fake anti-virus program has started to appear in web browsers on the Mac -- often when people are browsing Google image searches, though it can happen at other times as well.

  • June 30, 2011

    Other IT Security News

    More IT Security news is available here.