Posted: 04 Dec 2013
The McAfee VirusScan for Mac (VSMac) offering in E-Academy has been updated to version 9.6. This version of VSMac is compatible with OS X Mavericks (10.9) and is available to all faculty, staff and students free of charge.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013
Tech Day is always a great time and this year’s sixth annual Tech Day proved to be no exception. With a solid turnout, people went from software presentations to the vendor floor to guest speakers to the video game competition. The theme Open Learning permeated the event. Keynote speaker Anthony Vantaggiato and guests from Northwestern University’s Digital Initiatives team explored effective ways to keep students interacting with open technologies and have that engagement carry over into the physical classroom.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013
People are so inundated with warnings regarding email, viruses and malware, that any understanding of what cyber criminals are after and what the victim has to lose can get lost in the translation. Motives can be clear when it comes to certain technological scams, while in other instances, there seems to be little gained by an attacker. The truth of the matter is that cyber criminals always win when the victim loses.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Physical security, as part of information technology, is often thought of as locked doors, identification clearance, and a desk with a security guard, but it is much more. While physical security’s main focus is the protection of hardware, networks, and data from physical damage or loss, it also requires personal attention to maintain the safeguards in place. While physical security gets a great deal of attention at the enterprise level, at the personal level it is often taken for granted or overlooked entirely.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Apple announced it will release the latest version of its computer software, Mavericks OS X, on Tuesday, October 22.
Users who have Java enabled in their browsers are vulnerable to a threat referred to as "Zero Day Java 7 Vulnerability." Browsing the web with a vulnerable version of Java installed and enabled means that simply visiting a website is enough for an attacker to compromise your computer. This is known as a "drive-by download." Tulane Information Security is aware of this exposure and is monitoring activity related to this issue. We are blocking traffic from known sites that represent a threat.
While disabling Java is one method of blocking this threat, the use of Java is essential to use of Banner and other Tulane enterprise systems so it is not a practical solution. We recommend that the Tulane computing community be as vigilant as possible about visiting unfamiliar websites and consider the following:
Information Security will provide continued updates about his issue. Please follow Information Security at https://twitter.com/tulaneInfoSec. If you have questions or require further detail about this issue, please email us at email@example.com.
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