IT Security NewsAug 18, 2017: In what researchers are calling a first, malware distributors are now maliciously crafting PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show (PPSX) files to take advantage of a Microsoft Office vulnerability that is more typically exploited with Rich Text File documents. Aug 18, 2017: Veracode survey shows majority of DevOps pros mostly learn on the job about security. Aug 18, 2017: If recent headlines about attacks on our privacy make one thing clear, it’s that there is a lot of work to do in the world of cybersecurity. Aug 11, 2017: Mozilla Foundation released 29 CVE patches to Firefox 55, including five that address critical vulnerabilities. Aug 11, 2017: Three fake messaging apps in the Google Play Store have been found to be distributing SonicSpy malware. Aug 11, 2017: Adobe has released a set of security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and Mac, patching vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Aug 11, 2017: Microsoft patched 48 separate vulnerabilities — the majority of which were the highest "critical" rating. Jul 10, 2017: Dubbed CopyCat, the malware is the first known adware that injects its code into Zygote, a daemon tasked with launching apps on Android devices. Jun 27, 2017: Anthem Inc. agreed to pay $115 million in a deal to end a court battle over the 2015 data breach where hackers gained access to sensitive records for nearly 80 million Americans. Jun 20, 2017: On Thursday, Girl Scouts of the USA announced a new partnership with Palo Alto Networks to create a series of cybersecurity badges.
IT Security Latest AlertsJul 24, 2017:
University staff members are reporting they have received phone calls from outside entities requesting printer model numbers. The “vendor” will ship toner and printer supplies to any departments that disclose this information. This will result in a large outstanding invoice and the vendor demanding payment because they were given verbal consent for the products shipped. Please make departmental staff aware of this situation. Follow our best practices to prevent being a victim of these scams.Jun 16, 2017:
A cybersecurity firm discovered several apps related to WannaCry ransomware in the Google Play Store for Androids and in Apple’s App Store. Another hundred fraudulent antivirus apps were also discovered on digital markets. In order to keep your device safe, be sure to only download software from reputable developers and check the app description for grammatical errors, things out of place and user reviews.May 31, 2017:
Chipotle Mexican Grill worked in conjuction with law enforcement, payment card networks and cyber security firms to investigate a payment card security incident reported on April 25, 2017. The investigation uncovered malware designed to access payment card data from cards used on point-of-sale (POS) devices at certain Chipotle restaurants between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe of a payment card as it was being routed through the POS device. Both Columbia, MO restaurants have been identified as locations infected between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. If you believe you have used a payment card at either location during this timeframe, please be vigiliant when reviewing your charge statements and report any unauthorized charges immediately. For more information, visit https://www.chipotle.com/security.May 04, 2017:
On May 3rd, 2017, news outlets and social media sites were reporting a phishing scam surrounding fake “Google Doc” emails. Learn more!Apr 19, 2017:
A security update was made available for a variety of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices after seeing that attackers within range were able to execute code on a WiFi chip. This update improved input validation, and is available for consumers now. More Info: Apple Security Content of iOS 10.3.1