Computing Services and Instructional Technology

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 CSIT’s webpage, th

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.