Computing Services and Instructional Technology

SECURITY ALERT: Twitter recommending all their users to change password

Twitter has today announced the discovery of a bug in their social media platform which is compelling them to recommend that all their users change their Twitter passwords.

Brief unplanned Internet service interruption (Thursday, 5/3)

Many of you will have noted that there was an interruption of Internet service this morning at about 11:10am.  The interruption was caused when the campus firewall shutdown due to the failure of a UPS to which it was connected.

SECURITY ALERT: Phishing attacks are on the increase

Among all the other challenges during this time of the academic year, CSIT is also seeing an increase in the number of phishing attacks against NWU email addresses.

Tips for Culmination and Finals Weeks

As you all well know, Culmination Week is upon us and Finals Week is on the horizon.  For most of you, this will be a period of intense research, study and preparation.  Typically, it will feature a significant reliance upon technology.  CSIT is offering a few quick tips to assist you toward a successful Culmination and Finals Weeks. 

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 duty at ab

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