Posted: 19 Feb 2014
Many of you are already aware that the Windows XP operating system is being retired and will not be supported after April 2014. Any Windows XP machine that is connected to the Tulane network after this date represents a security risk to every machine connected to the network.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014
We are pleased to announce the following workshops and webinars:
Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Uptown at the Howard Tilton Library Room 309/308
February 18th at 3:30 (309) and March 12th at 1pm (308)
Downtown in the Matas Library at the Medical School
February 19th at 2pm and March 13th at 2pm
Blackboard Collaborate gives you the functionality you need to support synchronous teaching and learning environment, such as two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing. This session will cover the initial set up and deployment of your Blackboard Collaborate Room. Register here
Posted: 30 Jan 2014
Aaron Giambattista, a seven-year veteran of Tulane Technology Services, is taking a position as a consultant with IT firm Aptify.
Posted: 24 Jan 2014
CryptoLocker is a ransomware infection that is growing in reported instances in the USA and Europe. Ransomware is malware that restricts access to infected computers and requires victims to pay a ransom in order to regain full access. CryptoLocker is particularly interesting in that it functions by encrypting victim’s computer files with a combination of very strong encryption algorithms. Once encrypted, victims are provided a window of time in which they can pay the actors to receive the key needed to decrypt their files.
Posted: 13 Jan 2014
Welcome back to campus and the first day of classes! Just a brief reminder about how you can get technical support:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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