Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. This security vulnerability takes advantage of an older encryption protocol known as SSL v3. (Read full article) October 3, 2014
Western Microsoft Campus Agreement
Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce Western University's new Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA). Under the agreement, faculty and staff who are eligible, will be able to obtain specific Microsoft products at no charge for installation on University owned campus computers.
Further inquiries can be made to MSCAemail@example.com. (Read full article) September 29, 2014
Shellshock - Linux Bash Vulnerability
A new Linux Bash vulnerability has been widely reported in the press (known as 'Shellshock'). The scope of this vulnerability is similar to the Heartbleed bug where several versions of Bash (Linux shell) and platforms are affected. (Read full article)
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