Heartbleed Vulnerability

The following note has been adapted from a Texas Department of Information Resources notice to state agencies:
As you may have heard, there could be a serious weakness in the mechanism that protects your username, passwords, and other confidential information on various Internet sites. This advisory provides IT personnel with steps to ensure agency websites are [...]

“Heartbleed” OpenSSL Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160)

A serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL library has been discovered. This vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed” (the bug is in the heartbeat extension of the OpenSSL code) makes it possible for a malicious entity to steal information from a server that utilizes the OpenSSL library.
The following OpenSSL branches are vulnerable:

OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive)

The following branches [...]

Be aware of the Cryptolocker malware

Please be aware that a potentially new variant of the Cryptolocker ransomware has been identified. “Ransomware” is a new category of malware that can prevent access to a computer, or the data on it, unless the victim pays a ransom to the malware creator. The Cryptolocker malware encrypts files on the victims computer and then [...]

Phishing Attempt – 2014/2/25

The Information Security Office has been made aware of a phishing attempt that has been sent to some UTA employees.  Please delete this email if you receive it:
From: IT.SYSTEM.ADMINISTRATOR@mta5.xxx.xxx.edu [mailto:IT.SYSTEM.ADMINISTRATOR@mta5.xxx.xxx.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:02 AM
To: Recipients
Subject: Your Input Needed: URGENT
Your EMPLOYEE ACCOUNT have been compromised. The is the cause of the recent increse in [...]

Microsoft Security Advisory

Microsoft has announced security advisory 2934088 for Internet Explorer 9 & 10 -
An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website.
You should apply the Fix it solution provided by Microsoft as soon as possible to [...]