Microsoft Corporation has announced five new critical security vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows versions, Word Viewer, Skype for Business 2016, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Silverlight 5 and Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime, .NET Framework 3.0, 3.5, 3.5.1, 4.5.2, and 4.6, and Adobe Flash Player. CSSD recommends that users immediately identify and install the security updates necessary to repair these vulnerabilities by using Microsoft's Windows Update feature on their computers as soon as possible.
In addition to installing the Microsoft patches, CSSD also recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, CSSD offers Malwarebytes Premium for individuals and departments at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.
Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP  if you have any questions regarding this announcement.