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Security News: 2012

ISO SPONSORS EVENTS FOR NAT’L CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
The Computing Services Information Security Office (ISO) is hosting a number of events in observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month during the month of October. Details...

SECURITY ALERT: UPDATE AVAILABLE FOR INTERNET EXPLORER
Microsoft has released a patch for Internet Explorer. Run Windows Update.
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SECURITY ALERT: ATTACKS AGAINST INTERNET EXPLORER
Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8 and 9 are being attacked through an unpatched vulnerability. Details...

SECURITY ALERT: UPDATE AVAILABLE FOR JAVA VERSION 7 (OR 1.7)
On August 29, Computing Services notified students, faculty and staff members of a critical vulnerability in Java version 7 (or 1.7). Oracle has released a new version of Java 7 that corrects this vulnerability. Details...

SECURITY ALERT: CRITICAL VULNERABILITY IN JAVA VERSION 7 (OR 1.7) 8/29/2012
A critical vulnerability has been found in Java and it is being actively exploited to compromise Windows, Mac and Linux computers. Details...

SECURITY ALERT: MAPLESOFT SECURITY BREACH LEADS TO PHISHING ATTACKS
Maplesoft, a provider of mathematics, modeling and simulation software that is licensed by Carnegie Mellon, reported that it was investigating a security breach of its administrative database.
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SECURITY ADVISORY: SPEAR PHISHING ATTACKS TARGETING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Carnegie Mellon is now seeing phishing attacks potentially aimed at intellectual property theft in addition to password theft.
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SECURITY ADVISORY: MALICIOUS DVDS SENT THROUGH MAIL
Several universities have recently reported that members of their communities have received malicious DVDs through the mail. Details...

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