Monthly Archives: January 2013

Data Privacy Awareness Video

Learn how safely use, store, and transmit personal information at Northeastern. Created by SANS and EDUCAUSE

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Java 7 – Security Hole Patched – Update Now

Oracle has released a security patch (Java 7 Update 11) to close a dangerous Java 7 security hole discovered last week. If you have Java installed update NOW. To check if Java is installed go to and select “Do I have Java.” If you do not have Java installed you do not need to […]

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Java 7 – Dangerous Security Hole Found (Updated)

Update January 14, 2013 Oracle has released a patch (Java 7 Update 11) to close this security hole. Instructions on how to download the patch here. January 11, 2013 US-CERT has released a security advisory warning users about a dangerous Java 7 (and previous version) security hole that would allow an attacker to compromise a […]

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Windows 8 Security Settings – Video at Lynda.Com

In this video learn how to secure your new Windows 8 computer using: Automatic Updates to block security holes Action Center to respond to security issues Windows Defender to block malware and viruses Multiple user accounts and passwords protection Drive and file level encryption For the security section go directly to Chapter 8. Watch Now: […]

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WordPress 3 – Developing Secure Sites: Lynda.Com Video

Information Services is now offering Lynda.Com instructional videos free to the NU community. Simply click the link below and enter your myNEU credentials or go to and enter your myNEU credentials. This course offers tips on how to secure your WordPress site including: Backing up and restoring your site Implementing strong passwords Fighting comment […]

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