Security Advisories June 2021

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) has issued Security Advisory warnings for Chrome, Android, and Microsoft Windows.   Ensure you are protected by running updates on all your mobile devices and Windows systems.

CCCS Warning - Google Chrome

CCCS Warning - Android

Thunderbird Warning

As of June 3rd, 2021 Mozilla has reported a security warning for Thunderbird users, the latest versions of Thunderbird has fixed this vulnerability.  All Thunderbird email client users must upgrade to the latest version.

Security Video

Return to Campus Device Health Check

As employees make the transition back to working on campus we ask that you take some precautions and perform a device health check.  Please run through the guidelines

SANS Security Tips

Review your bank, credit card and financial statements regularly to identify unauthorized activity. This is one of the most effective ways to quickly detect if your bank account, credit card or identity has been compromised.
If you have children visiting or staying with family members (such as grandparents), make sure the family members know your rules concerning technology that your kids must follow. Just because your kids leave the house does not mean the rules about what they can do online change.
When hosting a video conference, make sure you password protect the conference so only authorized individuals can join. If there are any strangers or people who you do not recognize on the call, remove them.
Never give your password to someone over the phone. If someone calls you and asks for your password while saying they are from the Help Desk or Tech Support team, it is most likely an attacker attempting to gain access to your account.
One of the most effective ways you can protect your computers and devices at home is to make sure both the operating system and your applications are patched and updated. Enable automatic updating whenever possible.