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Each October, UNH recognizes National Cyber Security Month by offering informational programs and resources about laws and university policies which require us to protect information, as well as good practices, tools, and solutions we all can use to identify and protect such information.  Click here for UNH NCSM events and schedules.


Security Alerts    

Shellshock/Bash Bug Flaw:  The recently identified Shellshock vulnerability, a.k.a.‘bash bug’, is a serious flaw involving Internet communications protocols affecting devices primarily using the Linux operating system.  USNH and UNH IT personnel are aware of and addressing the problem in institutional devices using Linux at this time. According to open source software company Red Hat, the flaw affects any device that uses Linux, which includes everything from calculators to cars, but it also may affect Apple Macs and some Android, Windows and IBM machines. Red Hat researchers classified the severity of the bug as "catastrophic."  If you have questions, please contact your departmental IT support or the UNH IT Service Desk.

Scam Alert: Read about payroll scams targeting universities in this notice from Homeland Security

PhishingPhishing emails are the most frequently reported information attack at UNH. Learn to recognize malicious messages at our Phishing and Spam page.

Cryptolocker Ransomware Update: Attackers use a virus to encrypt your computer files and demand payment to return access. Anti-virus software may not protect you and paying the criminals is not recommended.

Heartbleed Bug Patching Stalls: Almost half of the affected websites are still not patched.  Read more from

Information Security News

IT announces Box@UNH, a new cloud data storage service

Ransomware Goes Mobile: A 'heads-up' from

Tips to Avoid Malware

IT Signals: Reduce spam with free Spam Assassin

Microsoft ends support for XP; read this notice for guidance