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Security News: April 2012

SECURITY ALERT: DON’T FALL FOR THIS SCAM - PHISHING EMAIL “IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!”
A phishing email with the subject “IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!” claiming to be from "CMU Computing Services Help Center" was delivered to a large number of Carnegie Mellon email accounts on April 27, 2012. Details...

SECURITY ALERT: ACTION NEEDED: RUN APPLE SECURITY UPDATE TO REMOVE FLASHBACK MALWARE
Over the last several days, Carnegie Mellon has seen a rise in MAC OS X computers being infected by malware called "Flashback." As a result, Computing Services is suspending infected computers from the university network. Details...

ALERT: MAC MALWARE EXPLOITS JAVA VULNERABILITIES AND STEALS PASSWORDS
Carnegie Mellon is detecting an increased number of infected computers related to new malware called "Flashback." Flashback infects MAC OS X computers by exploiting vulnerabilities in Java. FlashBack steals usernames and passwords for online payment, banking and credit card websites without user interaction. Details...

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