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News & Alerts of 2013

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Security Alert: Critical Vulnerabilities in Java 6 and 7
04/24/2013

Multiple new security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Java and are being actively exploited to compromise computers. Oracle has released new versions of Java 6 and 7 to correct these vulnerabilities. All Java users should update to new versions as soon as possible. The Information Security Office will continue to monitor for and block known malicious websites and will also notify users of vulnerable computers on the campus network.

For information on the security alert and on What You Need To Do, please read the entire security alert message on Critical Vulnerabilities in Jave 6 and 7.

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Security Alert: Critical Vulnerabilities in Java 6 and 7
02/04/2013

Multiple new security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Java, one of which is being actively exploited to compromise computers. Oracle has released new versions of Java 6 and 7 to correct these vulnerabilities.  All Java users should upgrade as soon as possible.  The Information Security Office will continue to monitor for and block known malicious websites and will also be monitoring for and notifying users of vulnerable computers on the campus network.

For information on the security alert and on What You Need To Do, please read the entire security alert message on Critical Vulnerabilities in Java 6 and 7. 

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Security Alert: Critical Vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8
01/15/2013

A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer that could be exploited to compromise computers. Microsoft has released a security update to correct this vulnerability. All Microsoft Windows users should run Windows Update to ensure this latest security update is installed. The Information Security Office will continue to monitor for and block known malicious websites that are exploiting this vulnerability.

For information on the security alert and on What You Need To Do, please read the entire security alert message on Critical Vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8. 

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Security Alert: Critical Vulnerability in Java 7 (or 1.7)
01/15/2013

A new critical vulnerability in Java is being actively exploited to compromise computers. Oracle has recently released Java 7 Update 11 to correct the issue. All users of Java 7 should upgrade to Java 7 Update 11 as soon as possible. The Information Security Office will continue to monitor for and block known malicious websites as well as monitoring for and notifying users of vulnerable computers on the campus network.

For information on the security alert and on What You Need To Do, please read the entire security alert message on Critical Vulnerability in Java 7 (or 1.7).

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Security Alert: Phishing Email: "Your[id@andrew.cmu.edu]Account is on Restriction"
11/08/2011

The Computing Services Information Security Office (ISO) received numerous reports from Andrew users today of a phishing email with the subject, "Your [id@andrew.cmu.edu] Account is on Restriction" from a sender address of  Administrator <administrator@andrew.cmu.edu>. In response, the ISO blocked the response Web address and further relaying of the phishing messages. Administrators at the originating site have been notified.  

Please read the entire security alert message on What You Need To Do if you (or the individuals you support) received this phishing message at  Security Alert: Phishing Email: "Your[id@andrew.cmu.edu]Account is on Restriction".