Dirty Cow Linux Vulnerability

Allows local users to get root level access.  Patch ASAP.


NCSAM Week 3 – Combating Cybercrime

October 17-21 is Week Three of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign, a national initiative to ensure everyone knows what they need to do to stay safe online.

Stay engaged:

  1. Attend one of this week’s IT Security presentations:
    Theme:   Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime.
    Dates:   This Tuesday (10/18) or Wednesday (10/19)
    Time:   10:00 -10:45am
    Location:   University Center OCOEE Room (Please note the room change)
  2. Keep up with the IT Security Blog.
  3. Visit the IT Security website.
  4. View the IT Security Awareness videos available to faculty and staff via UTC Learn.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Make sure to patch your Microsoft Products. 


Microsoft Changes Patching

No longer will businesses and home users be able to pick and choose what updates to apply.


Adobe Patches Flash and Reader

If you use Adobe products, make sure you patch them.  71 flaws.


Galaxy Note 7 is Dead.

If you own one, turn it off and turn it in.


Lovelace Day

One of the first “programmers.”


Turkey Blocks Cloud Services to Prevent Email Leaks

Approximately 57k emails have been stolen.


Cyber Security Awareness Month – Week 2

October 10-14 is Week Two of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign, a national initiative to ensure everyone knows what they need to do to stay safe online.

Stay engaged:

  1. Keep up with the IT Security Blog.
  2. Visit the IT Security website.
  3. View the IT Security Awareness videos available to faculty and staff via UTC Learn.
  4. Attend one of the IT Security presentations:
    Theme:   Cyber Security – from the Break Room to the Board Room.
    Dates:   This Tuesday (10/11) or Wednesday (10/12)
    Time:   10:00 -10:45am
    Location:   UC Signal Mountain Room

Phishing Attempts: “Account Locked” and “Profile Update”

There are currently two phishing attempts going around UTC campus. The titles of the emails are “Account Locked” and “Profile Update”.

These emails have been reported to abuse@utc.edu and it is safe to remove the mail from your inbox. As always, please do not open the link. If you have opened the link and provided your UTC credentials to the phishing attempt, please change your password at https://iam.utc.edu.


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