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Night Dragon Cyberattack -What you need to know

February 14, 2011

There is a lot of Internet buzz regarding the Night Dragon Cyberattack and McAfee's efforts to thwart it. How does this threat affect the individual computer user, and what can you do to protect yourself? Tulane Technology services provides McAfee VirusScan software to the entire Tulane community free of charge. If you don't already have McAfee installed on your system:

Once you have ViirusScan installed, do the following:

  • Update your antivirus DATs to at least 6232 (click on the McAfee icon in the system tray and select About to see what version of the DAT file you have installed)

McAfee VirusScan Menu


McAfee VirusScan menu

  • Ensure on-demand scans are working properly

  • Perform a full file system virus scan.

If you suspect that your system has become infected, call the help desk for assistance:

Uptown: (504) 862-8888 or ext. 8888
Downtown: (504) 988-8888 or ext. 8-8888


Where can I find out more?

If you would like additional information on Night Dragon, read the Night Dragon blog entry written by McAfee CTO, George Kurtz, where you will find useful background information as well as a link to a detailed Night Dragon white paper written by McAfee security experts.

Visit the dedicated McAfee Community Group at


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