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Posts by Jon Cooper

Home Depot Update

On November 6, 2014, Home Depot issued an email to their customers warning of a possible phishing/smishing scam that may have occurred simultaneously to the recent payment card breach of their stores. Some Home Depot customer email addresses are reporting to have been acquired during the incident; however, Home Depot has stated that they do…

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POODLE

A vulnerability has been reported by the Department of Homeland Security indicating that all systems and applications utilizing the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 with cipher-block chaining (CBC) mode ciphers may be vulnerable [POODLE]. Because of this, we have disabled the SSLv3 protocol on our systems. Those using Internet Explorer version 6 will need to…

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Shellshock Bash

A vulnerability has been reported by the Department of Homeland Security in which a flaw may make networks and systems vulnerable to digital attacks. Security is of the utmost importance to UCU and we take these announcements seriously. We continuously monitor our network and systems, and use platforms that have state-of-the-art encryption and security standards.…

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Home Depot Card Breach Update

On September 8th, Home Depot confirmed that their payment data systems were breached and that it could impact customers who used a debit or credit card at one or more of their U.S. and Canadian stores from April through September 2014. While news sources have indicated that this is the second largest breach in U.S.…

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Large-Scale Hack Uncovered

A security firm has discovered a large-scale hacking and indicated that upwards of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords have been compromised. UCU is not affected by this. However, if you use the same username and password on multiple sites and one of those sites has been affected, it is highly recommended that you change your passwords…

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Phishing Attempt

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you receive an email asking you to update your details, DO NOT RESPOND. We have received word that people may have received an email that looks like it came from University Credit Union requesting an update to their information. THIS DID NOT COME FROM UNIVERSITY CREDIT UNION. This is a phishing attempt…

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Internet Explorer

Microsoft recently announced that a security flaw in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser may put users at risk. The vulnerability exists in versions 6 through 11 of Internet Explorer. Microsoft has fixed the security glitch in their most recent update. If you have automatic updates enabled, it will update automatically. If you do not, we…

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Heartbleed

You may have heard a lot of talk recently about a web bug called Heartbleed. Heartbleed is a security vulnerability in OpenSSL, a popular, open-source protocol used to encrypt portions of the web. It’s used to protect some usernames, passwords, and sensitive information set on secure websites. UCU’s website does not use OpenSSL where the…

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