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Security Bulletin

Butte College takes internet security seriously. This bulletin has information on current issues, vulnerabilities, and recommendations to minimize the risk of a security breach.

April 28, 2014 - Internet Explorer Security Vulnerability

Microsoft has discovered a vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer. If your system is attacked, the attacker could take complete control of your system.

Workarounds

If at all possible, do not use Internet Explorer. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera are all unaffected by this vulnerability. For work where Internet Explorer is required, perform the following steps:

Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High"

To raise the browsing security level in Internet Explorer, perform the following steps:
  1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click Internet.
  3. Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all websites you visit to High.
  4. Click Local intranet.
  5. Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all websites you visit to High.
  6. Click OK to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

Note Setting the level to High may cause some websites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact User Support Services.

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