Information Technology Services

Phishing Email Alert

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Dear Campus Community, The University was targeted in a malware attack recently carried out via an email address Chitra Anantharaman <chitra.anantharaman@XXXX.edu> The emails did not originate from our campus and were “spoofed”, meaning the sender address and/or name is faked. This is done to make the victim believe the message is legitimate. There will likely

SPAM Filtering

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Dear Campus Community, In an effort to enhance our email spam protection system ITS will be introducing a new email filtering system which will provide greater efficiency and more reliable spam identifications. The weekly End User Digest emails will be replaced by a new Spam Quarantine Summary email, which has the added benefit of providing

UM-Flint Phishing Email Alert

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It has come to our attention that there is a phishing email going out to many users on campus that appears to come from trusted sources within our University. These emails begin with the subject “John has just sent you a document.” Although it appears these emails are coming from legitimate University of Michigan sources,

Vulnerability Alert – Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-After-Free Vulnerability Being Actively Exploited

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On Monday April 28th the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) announced a vulnerability found in Internet Explorer.  This vulnerability could leave your computer susceptible to a hacker. There is currently no fix for this vulnerability.  At this time we are following the Department of Homeland Security’s

All Clear: ITS Update: OpenSLL Vulnerability – Heartbleed Bug

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ITS has completed patching SSL and replacing security certificates on all UM-Flint customer services. At this time ITS recommends that all Faculty, Staff, and Students change their UM-Flint LAN passwords. Please note that this DOES NOT apply to your UMICH (Kerberos) password at this time. ITS is happy to report that over the last week

Important Security Notice: Brace Yourself for Heartbleed Spam and Targeted Attacks

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In the wake of the very serious OpenSSL vulnerability, Heartbleed Bug, there are many emails scams starting.  Criminals are targeting users, including universities like the University of Michigan, trying to get your passwords (UMICH, Your Flint LAN password, your banking passwords, Facebook passwords, etc) so they can gain access to your accounts, your personal private

Critical Announcement Regarding OpenSLL Vulnerability – Heartbleed Bug

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On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the OpenSSL Project team announced the Heartbleed security vulnerability.  The team of security researchers have discovered an extremely critical vulnerability in recent versions of OpenSSL that can expose data on systems running OpenSSL, including passwords and other sensitive data. Most campus technology services and other online consumer services, such as online

Microsoft Vulnerability Reported – .rtf Files

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Microsoft has issued a warning about a very serious security vulnerability involving .rtf files. The virus associated with these .rtf files will create an open portal to your computer allowing a hacker to gain control of your computer. Currently, Microsoft is working on a patch for this vulnerability but is advising users to avoid opening