Author Archives: Kris Mattera

Unplanned Outage: May 22-23, 2014 – Network Connectivity Issues

UPDATE Sent 5/23/2014 at 9:35 a.m. EDT Over the last 24 hours the Boston campus has been experiencing intermittent network connectivity issues, resulting in network outages lasting five to 10 minutes, every few hours. When these outages occur Information Technology Services responds immediately to find a resolution and restore connectivity. We are continuing to work […]

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NUwave-guest Changes Effective May 21, 2014 – Registration Now Required

Next week, in an ongoing effort to enhance the security of our campus wireless networks, Information Technology Services will be implementing changes to the unsecured wireless network NUwave-guest. On May 21, 2014, ITS will enable registration requirements and a time limit for NUwave-guest access on the Boston campus. All other Northeastern locations will implement these changes at a later […]

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ALERT: Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft has released an alert about a newly discovered vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer (IE 6 – IE 11) that allow an attacker to install and run malicious code on a computer. The most likely way a computer would be affected is through a website drive-by-download. A drive-by-download is where a user visits a malware infected website and malicious […]

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ALERT: Extensive Security Flaw Found in Widely-Used Internet Data Encryption Technology

Update – 4/10/2014 at 2:30 p.m. Heartbleed Bug: What You Need To Know As you may be aware from an ITS email (see post above) and technology news coverage, there has been an extensive security bug found in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library; this news was made public on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The flaw allows private information, which […]

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ALERT: Recent Phishing Email Spamming the Community

A phishing email with the subject line “Last Warning!!!” has been received by many members of the Northeastern community. If you receive this email, please delete it immediately as it was not sent by Information Technology Services. Do NOT click on the link in the email. What is phishing? Phishing refers to official looking emails […]

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Still Using Windows XP? Upgrade to Windows 7 Now – Support Ends April 8

Are you still using Windows XP or know someone who is? On April 8, 2014 Microsoft support will end for Windows XP. As a result ITS will no longer support the operating system. Any faculty, staff and labs that are still using computers running Windows XP need to upgrade to Windows 7. There are serious […]

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