Computing Services and Instructional Technology

NWU-wireless and NWU-wireless24 service interruption

At about 6:10pm today we became aware of a problem with the NWU-wireless and NWU-wireless24 networks which caused a service interruption.  The problem was caused by the failure of our Radius authentication server which controls access to these two secure networks.  The underlying problem with the authentication server was addressed and the server returned to

Self-driving Uber vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

In what is thought to be the first event of its kind, an Uber self-driving vehicle has struck and killed a pedestrian.

Rest In Peace - Stephen Hawking, age 76

b. January 8, 1942, Oxford, England.

d. March 14, 2018, Cambridge, England.

The universe is now less bright, in every sense of the phrase.

Equifax data breach larger than initially reported

Equifax - the credit monitoring and rating company - revealed today that the data breach which they first made public in September of 2017 was larger than they initially reported. The incremental increase, however, may seem small in comparison to the size of the original breach.

FCC net neutrality policy scheduled to end on April 23, 2018

Absent action from Congress to block the change, the current FCC policy favoring net neutrality will end on April 23 of this year.  Documents were filed fo Federal Register on February 22 whcih would revoke the existing regulations requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all Internet content equally, a policy referred to as net neutrality.

Colleague is available again

Colleague should now be back up and available for use.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Mark

SECURITY ALERT: New phishing scam using DropBox as a lure

CSIT has received reports of a new phishing scam which uses Dropbox as a lure.  Dropbox, of course, is one of several the cloud storage and file sharing solutions.

SECURITY ALERT: Phishing scam spoofs Docusign transmission

Please be aware the CSIT has received a number of reports from faculty and staff of a new phishing scam targeting NWU accounts.  This particular variant has managed to evade the security filters on our Office 365 tenancy, so you may see it in your Inbox.

There is a address for WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor has moved to a new website over the weekend.  The new address to access WebAdvisor is https://webadv.nebrwesleyan.edu/WebAdvisor/WebAdvisor.  If you have this site bookmarked, please update your bookmark to the new website since the old site will eventually stop working.  If you use the link off of CSI

SECURITY ALERT: New widespread phishing scam

As our new semester begins, CSIT is receiving reports of a widespread new phishing scam reaching NWU user Inboxes.  Some details of this particular scam are included below.  Please be alert for this - as well as other - phishing scams as we move through this transitional period.

Uber reveals year old security breach, but it gets worse

Uber has revealed a security breach from a year ago which exposed records of over 57 million drivers and Uber customers.

Android lets Google know where you are ... even when it isn't supposed to do.

Online publication Quartz has apparently discovered that the Android OS is collecting location information and transmitting it to Google, even when location services are turned off on the Android device.

Say goodbye to "Net Neutrality"

The Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Ajit Pai - has today revealed his plans to eliminate the doctrine of "net neutrality". 

SECURITY ALERT: New Phishing Scam

CSIT has been alerted to several instances of a new phishing scam which targets recipients' Office 365 credentials.  While we do not yet know how wide spread this particular phishing scam is, it is deceptive and sophisticated enough to warrant a special alert to our faculty, staff and students.

Guess who just got a $7M federal contract to protect the IRS against fraud?

If you guessed Equifax - and why would you? - you would have been right.

Massive increases in the number of hacked Yahoo accounts announced

Yahoo has today revealed that the number of accounts hacked in a previously announced security breach is vastly larger than originally reported.  In fact, the security breach which took place in August of 2013 effected every single Yahoo account, as well as Tumblr, Fantasy and Flickr.  The total number of hacked accounts is now being reported at just about 3 billion user accounts.

Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 with fixes for Mail app

Apple Computer has today released an incremental update to their mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads.  iOS 11.0.1 includes fixes and performance improvements for the major iOS update which Apple made available a little over a week ago.  Included among the fixes is a patch for the native iOS Mail app which addresses problems synchronizing with Office 365 and Exchange 2016 acc

Mail app in Apple's iOS 11 update imcompatible with Microsoft Office 365, Outlook.com and Exchange Server 2016.

Apple has released the latest version of their mobile operating system – iOS 11.  Whatever improvements the new mobile OS might include, it is becoming clear that there are some big problems, too.

Equifax announces huge data breach

The credit rating and reporting firm Equifax today reported a huge data breach with potential impacts on almost half the population of the US.  The data breach is easily the largest reported this year and took place between mid-May through July of 2017.

ALERT: Be alert for Hurricane Harvey related scams

 

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