CERT: Mozilla Releases Security Updates

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox ESR 52.4 and Firefox 56. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

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US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox ESR 52.4 and Firefox 56 and apply the necessary updates.

CERT Release:

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DroneDeploy Software’s Workflow Simplifies Merging Maps to Aerial Images

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DroneDeploy’s new service simplifies the workflow of merging site maps to aerial images.  See full article at Campus Technology:

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eCampus: The Top 4 Bandwidth Hogs In Higher Education

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eCmapus New has a piece about the new study by the Association for College and University Technology Advancement (ACUTA).  The study indicates the 4 largest categories of devices that use up bandwidth in higher education. The four culprits are not really surprising:

  1. Laptops
  2. Tablets
  3. Video Systems
  4. Smartphones

Obviously video cuts across all 4 of these items, so it is not surprising that one estimate is that 87.7 percent of bandwidth usage in the realm of TV and video content.

New Word Zero-Day Vulnerability Is Being Exploited

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Campus Technology is reporting that hackers are exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Word that allows malware to be downloaded.  The vulnerability is not associated with macros, as many in the past have been.   The new exploit allows a the download of malicious HTML applications from a server which is disguised as a Rich Text document.  A malicious script then is used to install malware.

McAfee was the first to report the discovery on Friday, April 7th.  The cybersecurity company FireEye agreed with McAfee on the cause of the vulnerability.

For more information see:

Campus Technology: Hackers are Attacking Word Users with Microsoft Office Zero-Day Vulnerability

ZD Net: Hackers are attacking Word users with new Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability

EducationDive: Microsoft Word is the latest frontier for hackers