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Spring 2016 Quarterly Information Security Reminder

      Dear Members of the Northeastern Community, This edition includes some quick recommendations for securing your personal information while on and off campus, along with reminders about your responsibilities around protecting sensitive university and student information. Spring 2016 Information Security Tips: Spring Forward Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m., Sunday March 13, […]

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Don’t Get Sucked in by Tax Scams

Don’t Get Sucked in by Tax Scams Each year the looming deadlines of the U.S. tax season heralds a new spate of tax fraud scams, and this year is no different. Fraudsters like to take advantage of your stress and heightened emotions to trick you into taking actions, which under normal situations, you would not normally […]

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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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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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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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Protect Your Keys from Scanning App

Key.me is one of a handful of new online services that provide physical key replacement. A free mobile app stores a picture of your key and for a small fee will either send you a physical copy or you can pick it up at a local kiosk (in NYC). The service is designed for people […]

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Microsoft Releases Patch for Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerablity

  Microsoft has released a security update for Internet Explorer to resolve the critical vulnerability announced earlier this week. The Internet Explorer vulnerability could be exploited to give a remote attacker control of a user’s computer, letting them install more malicious software onto the machine. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically through Windows […]

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Important WordPress 3.5.2 Security Update Available

WordPress has released update 3.5.2 to fix serious security vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to compromise a WordPress installation. WordPress.org and US-CERT recommends that you update your WordPress installation. Important: Backup all your WordPress files and database before any update. To automatically update WordPress: Sign into the Admin Dashboard and select Updates from the […]

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