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Advice: Beware of U.S. Census Phishing Scams - Feb. 16, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Wed, 02/09/2011 - 19:32
The U.S. Census Bureau has begun its task of collecting demographic data from every household in America. Unfortunately, this pres...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Internet Explorer Vulnerability (File Disclosure) - Feb. 9, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Wed, 02/09/2011 - 19:32
A flaw in Internet Explorer could be exploited to allow a remote hacker to access files on your system. In order to exploit this...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Flaw in the iPhone/iPod touch lock (OS 3.1.3 Update) - Feb. 4, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Wed, 02/09/2011 - 19:32
A flaw exists in the iPhone OS that could allow someone who got a hold of your locked iPhone or iPod touch to access your personal...
Categories: IT General, Security

RHoK the Campus

RHoK - Wed, 02/02/2011 - 08:40

Last week we all descended upon the Googleplex where we reviewed the past, dreamed about the future and began our concrete planning for RHoK 3. We’ve culled through the lessons learned and valuable advice that many of you passed along and it is clear that, although most everything we heard was overwhelmingly positive, there are many opportunities to make this next event even better than the last. The success of RHoK 2 was, of course, the result of a phenomenal global partnership between corporations, organizations, subject matter experts, designers, hackers, event planners and a small army of other volunteers.

In planning for the next RHoK event, which we have penciled in for sometime in the first half of June, we wanted to make a special call out to universities around the world to partner with us. So whether you are a student, a professor, represent a department or have ties to a university or college, send us a line so we can start the logistics machine as early as possible. Universities can provide space, internet, problem definition expertise in the areas of disaster risk management and climate change and have, to date, been phenomenal partners in all respects.

If you are tied to a university and have an interest in participating in the RHoK 3 hackathon, please let us know here by February 28th so that we can have logistics in place by the end of March.

Categories: IT General, Technology

Advice: Cautions for the Holiday Season - Dec. 2, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Problem: The holiday season brings with it a uptick in email phishing scams and malware campaigns. Watch out for: -electronic greeting cards tha...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Update Java to neutralize vulnerabilities - Oct. 18, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Java has become a big target for the Bad Guys. You may not realize that you have Java installed on your computer because it works in the background....
Categories: IT General, Security

Advice: Disposing of your old computer - Oct. 8, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Your computer has finally reached the end of its life. It could be broken or just obsolete. You want to recycle it or give it away. What should you d...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Caring for Your Family's Computers - Oct. 6, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Family members often share computers, and it's not unusual to find both desktop systems and laptops in the home. The information stored on them m...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: "Here you Have" Email Virus - Sep. 10, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
An email virus that hijacks your contact list is spreading rapidly via the Internet. The messages have the subject line, "Here you have," an...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: SIS Alert: Apple Releases iPhone Updates to Quell "JailbreakMe" Security Exploit - Aug. 12, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Apple released updates yesterday for the iOS on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch to patch flaws that were exploited by the JailbreakMe hack. The autho...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mac OS X - Jun. 16, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Apple released today an advisory for multiple vulnerabilities discovered in Mac OS X, version 10.6.3 and earlier....
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Adobe Issues Workaround for Recent Critical Vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat v9.x - Jun. 11, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Adobe has issued a workaround for the critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat reported here 2 days ago....
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Adobe Issues Fix for Recent Critical Vulnerability in Flash Player - Jun. 11, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Adobe has issued a fix for the critical flaw in Flash Player reported here 2 days ago....
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Vulnerability in several Adobe products for Windows, Mac and UNIX - Jun. 9, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Adobe has confirmed the existence of a critical flaws in Acrobat Reader, Acrobat, and Flash Player...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: New Safari Versions Fix Dozens of Vulnerabilities - Jun. 8, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Apple has released Safari versions 4.1 and 5.0, fixing 47 vulnerabilities in the process. Both Windows and Mac OS versions of Safari are affected by t...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Spyware Installed by Several Free Mac Applications - Jun. 2, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Free apps (30 screensavers from 7art and MishInc's FLV to MP3 converter) posted on reputable download sites have been doctored to download and in...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Fake Emails from Twitter Support - May. 8, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Spammers are bombarding the email accounts of Twitter and non-Twitter users alike with fake messages purporting to be from Twitter Support. Here'...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Nasty Worm Wriggles Through Yahoo Instant Messenger - May. 7, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
A worm is spreading through Yahoo Instant Messages that tricks you into downloading what you'd think is a photo from a friend, but is actually ma...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Phishing email targeting Windows iPad owners - Apr. 28, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
A malicious email with the subject line �iPad Software Update� encourages iPad owners to download the latest version of iTunes, and contains a link to...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Windows Vista Support Deadline - Apr. 13, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Microsoft has announced that after today, April 13th, automated support for Windows Vista without any service packs will end. If you're running W...
Categories: IT General, Security
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