Heartbleed Vulnerability

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 memo provides IT personnel with steps to ensure agency websites are safe. It also provides all agency staff with guidance for protecting credentials on work-related or personal [...]

“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:
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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 [...]