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Following the widely publicised discovery of a vulnerability in the UNIX Bash feature, IT has patched all servers where this may have posed a risk. Read the rest of this entry »

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There has been widespread media coverage of the Heartbleed OpenSSL IT security vulnerability this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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We are advising that you beware fake e-mails such as ones pretending to be either from Voicemail, HMRC, image scanners, courier deliveries, company complaints etc, containing small “Zip” attachments.
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Early in October, the multimedia giant Adobe admitted to having suffered a data breach of significant proportions, with initial estimates from Adobe numbering it at 2.9 million compromised accounts. Just how significant is now becoming clearer as the count of those compromised is still increasing. Read the rest of this entry »

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AppGrad is not approved for use with University of Reading IT Systems and should not be used. It is not associated with the University of Reading. Read the rest of this entry »

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A few days ago somebody “responsibly” published proof-of-concept code for vulnerabilities in Java and as a result there are now exploits starting to appear in drive-by-download exploit kits. Read the rest of this entry »

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As we frequently mention on this newsfeed and on Twitter, it’s time to update Java again. Oracle has released a Critical Patch Update on 18 June 2013 that affects multiple versions of Java and addresses 40 different vulnerabilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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IT Services will not support Windows XP beyond Microsoft’s withdrawal of security update support after 8 April 2014. This also applies to Office 2003. Read the rest of this entry »

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We have had another scam email attack in the form of a fake postal receipt email.  Read the rest of this entry »

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IT Services have had a reminder from ja.net CSIRT regarding user credential sharing and the associated issues.

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