Archive for March, 2014

Topics on the Information Security Forum for April 3

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The next Information Security Forum is scheduled for April 3 at 3 p.m. in Room 601 Rudder tower. Topics scheduled to be discussed include the following:   *Email Transition Update  *April IT Forum  *Windows XP reminder  *Code Maroon Website Update and Mobile Notifier App  *ITAC Update  *Four Winds Digital Signage The topic that is likely […]

Vulnerability in all versions of word being actively exploited

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Microsoft has just provided an advisory about a vulnerability in all current versions of Word that is being actively exploited.  They have provided a fix-it utility and advise that the patch should be applied to all Office installs.  Details are available at The link with the fixit utility on that page is listed as […]

Five tips on Macintosh security

Friday, March 21st, 2014

I just found the article below that offers five tips for better mac security. Number 0 on their list of 5 (really 6) is upgrade to Mavericks OS.  Having had a look at the number of AgriLife Mac systems that are running OS-X prior to 10.7, I see their statement about businesses lagging behind on […]

Advance notice of patches to be released by Microsoft for March – release date March 11

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Microsoft has just provided their advance notice of the patches that will be released on Tuesday, March 11.  The details are available at – CURRENTLY (just in case MS pulls another fast one), there are five patches scheduled to be released. For workstation Operating Systems, two of the patches are designated as CRITICAL.  For […]