Security News & Alerts

  • 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.

  • February 28, 2014

    Universities Suffer Data Breaches

    Two universities have suffered large data breaches: Indiana University and University of Maryland.

  • December 9, 2013No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Email Scam Alert - Dec. 9, 2013

    Please be advised of an EMAIL SCAM

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    Passwords - Article 2: Password Security

    This week’s article - the last in this year’s Cyber Security Month series, focuses on practical ways to keep track of and protect your passwords.

  • October 21, 2013puppy image

    Passwords - Article 1: Choose Good Passwords

    National Cyber Security Awareness Month wouldn't be complete without mentioning passwords. This year’s two-part article focuses on password security: how to create good, strong passwords, and practical ways to protect them.

  • October 14, 2013No 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.

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    Cyber Security for Mobile Devices

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week’s cyber security article is about mobile devices.

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    General Cyber Security Pointers

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

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    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 30, 2013

    Beware of Scams - Campus Message

    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.

  • June 6, 2012No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    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.