Mobile Device Security

Computing has advanced beyond desktop computers — to laptop computers with all the power of a desktop, to handheld tablets, and to smart phones with Internet access anywhere a cell phone signal is available.

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For more detailed information about specific services or devices, visit, "How can I protect data on my mobile device," in the UITS Knowledge Base.

Security & Policy Blog Posts

  • On March 24th 2014, Microsoft released an advisory describing a vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Word.
  • Apple has released critical security updates to address a dangerous bug in Apple's implementation of SSL/TLS that affects multiple versions of iOS 6, iOS 7, Apple TV OS 6, OS X 10.9 (Maverics).
  • Older version of NTP with outdated configuration may allow servers to be used in a Denial of Service attack
  • This page includes the third party assessment workbook and instructions.

    Recent Security Bulletins

  • Vulnerability in OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 before 1.0.1g
  • New ransomware named CryptoLocker threatens to destroy data unless a payment is made.
  • Critical Java Vulnerability included in Exploit Kit
  • This bulletin details four recently published, critical rated, vulnerabillies in Adobe ColdFusion and ways to mitigate the risk of them being exploited including the hotfix for supported versions.