August 2012 IT Security and Help Desk Newsletter

 August Security Topic - Hacked

We will be providing a PDF of this article and future articles. These articles are provided the University of Colorado Office of Information Security. - Hacked

The red box on your screen

You may have seen this box pop-up before.  It will show up in the lower right hand corner of your Windows screen if you have a virus.  If you see this box, please click "Clean Computer" immediately.  If you see this box repeatedly, then there is something wrong with the virus removal and you should call the UCCS IT Help Desk at x3536.  There have been several incidents in the past few months where viruses have been downloaded to a computer and the virus starts to steal information.  If you see the box, stop what you are doing and click "Clean Computer".  Data security is everyone's responsibility.

Keeping Campus Safe - The Numbers

Incoming spam and malicious emails kept out of your inbox in the past 30 days: 7,378,162 

Software Update Notes

Microsoft August Updates - Please make sure you save your work before you head home tonight (8/14). The updates may cause your computer to reboot.

Mac August Updates - Be sure to update your Mac, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner and click on Software Update... be sure to install all updates.

Adobe August Updates - Be sure to update your Adobe products (8/14).

Latest Firefox version: 14.01

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