Monthly Archives: February 2013

US ISPs roll out six-strike program to curb illegal file sharing

Starting this week, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will start implementing an industry wide program in an attempt to curb illegal file sharing. Copyright maximalists MPAA and RIAA have created the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) with the support of five major ISPs to educate residential users on copyright violations and penalize repeat offenders. The program […]

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NSA Fact Sheet – Keeping Your Home Network Secure

The National Security Agency (NSA) through their public Information Assurance program has released a set of guidelines on how to keep your home (or residence hall) network and computers secure. Topics Include: Securing Windows best practices Securing Apple best practices Home network design and implementation recommendations Home network wireless setup Secure wireless use in public […]

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On Java, Apple, Facebook, and New Critical Updates

This past year has not been a good one for Oracles Java platform. There have been numerous reports of security holes in Java that allows malicious users to infiltrate your computer, steal information, and install malware. Java has been disabled and re-enabled on Apple computers, and users are repeatedly told to install the latest updates […]

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Microsoft Releases Critical Windows Updates

On Tuesday February 13, Microsoft released 57 updates to close security holes in Windows 7 and XP, Office, Internet Explorer, and .Net. Many of these updates are considered CRITICAL, fixing holes that would allow attackers to take over your computer. SecureNU recommends that you run Windows Update immediately. (Note: NU managed machines will be updated […]

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Java Patch Available, OS X Re-Enabled

Java has released its latest version Java 7 Update 13 and Java 6 Update 39. This new update will close various security holes in previous versions of Java and will allow Mac users to continue to use Java on their computers. Update Java for Mac: http://java.com/en/download/apple.jsp Update Java for PC: http://java.com/en Select Free Java Download […]

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Apple Blocks Java in OS X (Updated)

UPDATE: Feburary 4, 2012 – Java Patch Available, OS X Re-Enabled Thursday, January 31, Apple blocked and disabled all versions of Java in OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later. This means you will not be able to run any applications or websites that require Java on your Mac. (This does not apply to JavaScript) […]

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