Over the past few months, UT Arlington has fallen victim to Crypto-malware. In the two instances we’ve handled, documents in department K: drives were encrypted. We have recently received a notice from the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Office of the CISO alerting us to several ransomware infections within the state. The infections include [...]
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome that could result in an attacker gaining control of your computer.
These vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user visits, or is redirected to, a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the affected application. The [...]
A vulnerability has been reported affecting all versions of Internet Explorer. This previously unknown vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain control of your computer.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user, allowing an attacker to install programs; view, change, or delete data; or [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]