Author Archives: Kris Mattera

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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Important new antivirus software on myNEU. Download it now!

Download the latest FREE antivirus software to help protect your computer (PC and Mac) now from myNEU. Why should I upgrade to the new Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 antivirus software? It is FREE. This version has new, enhanced security features that are important to keeping your computer safe. In recent weeks Cryptolocker, a form of malware, has become more prevalent. […]

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Apple OS X Mavericks Released -­ What Mac Owners Need to Know [Updated]

This week Apple released its latest desktop operating system – OS X Mavericks (10.9). For the first time Apple is offering the operating system for free when downloaded from Mac App Store. What is different? Mavericks offers improvements for Calendar and Safari. In addition to a new look, Safari has been given a speed boost […]

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New destination for locating software for local download on NUnet image PCs

If you are using a computer in an ITS managed lab or a faculty/staff member with a NUnet imaged PC, there is a new place to look for software available for local download - Software Center. While many software applications are already installed on NUnet imaged PC, sometimes licensing and other factors make it necessary to […]

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