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Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities

The Hacking Team, a group of digital activists, was hacked earlier this summer. Within the data that was compromised, three Adobe Flash vulnerabilities were discovered; CVE-2015-5123, CVE-2015-5122, CVE-2015-5119. Adobe has patched two of the three vulnerabilities but has yet to release a patch for the third. While Adobe has committed to patching all three vulnerabilities […]

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Tips for Sending Sensitive Information via Email

Thanks to the internet, we are sharing more than ever! Most of the time, we don’t think anything of it. Need to send over those tax documents to your accountant? No problem! Just send them over via e-mail, right? Before you hit send, here are a few tips on how to better secure your information […]

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China is conducting a massive DDoS attack against GitHub

GitHub.com, a popular code repository, hosts two projects that allow users in China to bypass the Great Firewall of China (GFW) to view the New York Times and GreatFire.org. This attack is designed to take down GitHub and the GFW projects using a technique called Man-on-the-Side attack. When a user visits a website that is […]

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Antivirus works – here are the numbers

Here are the malware and virus statistics for the past month: The Northeastern offered Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEM) has blocked or deleted over 20 thousand pieces of malware and Trojan viruses from protected OS X and Windows computers. This includes 80 instances of ransomware, malware that makes a computer unusable until the victim pays a […]

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Phishing Email – Your New Salary As Adjusted

Click image for larger version The Northeastern Community has received a new phishing email with the subject: “Your New Salary As Adjusted.” The email asks the user to click on a link and enter their myNEU credentials. This email is a fake. Do NOT click on the link in the email. Delete from your inbox. […]

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Changes to Remote Desktop – VPN Access

Starting today, the new standard for remote desktop access goes into effect. Under this standard, all individuals using certain remote desktop applications – such as Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), PC Anywhere, and Apple Remote Desktop – to connect to Northeastern resources must use the VPN in order for those applications to work properly. A […]

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JAN 26, 2015 Blizzard Public Information Statement MEMA

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency sent out these steps to help stay safe through what is being called a potentially “Historic Blizzard.” *You can also view the UniversalHub French Toast Alert for the latest storm updates. MEMA’S TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR THE STORM FRAMINGHAM, MA – “Before the arrival of the storm this evening, it […]

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Zero-Day Exploit for Latest Version of Flash

UPDATE 1/22/2015: Adobe has released a partial patch for this vulnerability: KrebsonSecurity.com: Flash Patch Targets Zero Day Exploit Adobe plans to release additional patches next week. It is recommended that you install both the available update today, and future patches as they are released in the next week. Adobe Flash Player Website ——– Security researchers […]

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