Category Archive: Security News

By Ross Madden
January 5, 2010 3:34 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Security News

UPDATE (1/8/2010) – This problem appears to be fixed.  Clients should now be receiving a correct date on their definition updates. I received this message from ACNS and thought I should pass this around.  Hopefully we will get correct dates soon. I wanted to let you know that Symantec is aware of an issue where […]

By Ross Madden
November 6, 2009 8:16 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Security News, Windows

I have restarting one of the Department of Biology’s Domain Controllers this morning at 7am on Friday, the 6th of November.  This restart was necessary to apply a few security patches.  Chloroform is one of two domain controllers within the Department.  Fluoroform is the other domain controller and was not restarted during this maintenance.  Domain […]

By Ross Madden
October 30, 2009 10:43 am MT
Posted in Security News

I just received this friendly reminder from ACNS regarding some new Facebook Phishing attempts that are circulating.  Please be sure to treat all strange e-mails with a dash of skeptisism and follow up on their link to “Dirty Dozen Clues To Avoid Phishing Attempts”. “Now that we’re all back at work with driveways cleared of […]

By Ross Madden
October 27, 2009 10:00 am MT
Posted in Apple, Security News, Windows

ACNS has just made available the new version of Symantec Endpoint Protection. This version not only solves the various firewall issues we were experiencing but also works properly with Windows 7. As I reported earlier, Windows 7 was popping up an annoying driver compatibility warning (http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/bioit/2009/09/18/symantec-sep-windows-7-issue/). If you are suffering from the 11.0.4 SEP installation […]

By Ross Madden
September 18, 2009 8:03 am MT
Posted in Security News, Windows

While is seems that almost everything related to the current release (as of the time of this posting) is working properly (scanning, updating etc), I am getting the Driver Compatibility popup show below.  There are other accounts of this information on the Internet and apparently this is known to Symantec.  They are working to solve […]

By Ross Madden
May 15, 2009 9:02 am MT
Posted in Security News

Dear All, ACNS has put together the following list of tell-tale phishing attempt giveaways that you should all be familiar with.  I get a lot of inquiries regarding whether something is a phishing message or not – and usually just the suspicion is enough – however, here are some nice rules to live by for […]

By Ross Madden
April 20, 2009 9:00 am MT
Posted in Security News

I just got this e-mail from Stephen Lovaas (ACNS) who found this great example of a phishing e-mail. He has labeled the lines that should jump out and scream “phishing” when reviewing questionable e-mail (those that contain [PHISHING]). Please check this out, and use this knowledge the next time you get a strange message. —–Original […]

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