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What is Heartbleed and how to stay secure? – New Lynda.Com Video

Lynda has released two new videos explaining Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself. The first video, Protecting Yourself from the Heartbleed Bug tells users how they can stay secure and change passwords. View Here: Protecting Yourself from the Heartbleed Bug This second video Heartbleed Tactics for Small IT Shops provides an in depth explanation […]

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Heartbleed Bug – What You Need To Know

As you may be aware from an ITS email 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 is normally protected by encryption, to be exposed to attackers. This includes […]

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ALERT: Heartbleed – Internet Encryption Bug

This week, security researchers announced the discovery of an extensive security flaw in OpenSSL, called the Heartbleed Bug. OpenSSL is used by a majority of online services to encrypt data over the internet. Sites like Facebook, Yahoo, and Gmail all leverage OpenSSL to encrypt your data. What is the Heartbleed Bug? In a nutshell, the […]

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Phishing Email 4/4/2014: [BULK] ALERT !

Today we have a phishing email that looks like it is from the Help Desk. This phishing email attempts to trick the user into supplying their myNEU username, password, and birth date. The Service Desk will NEVER ask for your password in an email. Please delete this email from your inbox. Contact the Service Desk […]

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Phishing Email Hits Campus – 3/25/2014 – Last Warning!!!

The following phishing email has been received by members of the Northeastern community. If you receive this email please delete it immediately. Do NOT click on the link in the email. Contact the Service Desk, 617-373-4357 if you have any questions. From: ITS Help Desk [mailto:xxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:49 PM Subject: Last […]

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Changes to Guest Wireless – NUwave-guest

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. This May ITS will enable registration requirements and a time limit for NUwave-guest access on the Boston campus. Individuals wishing to use the guest wireless network will need to […]

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Windows XP Death Watch – 1 Month Left

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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New Lynda Video: Web Programming Security

Lynda.Com has released a new course focusing on web programming security. This video is a must for anyone developing online websites and applications. Watch for free with your MyNEU credentials Link to the course: Foundations of Programming: Web Security From the Course Details: Learn about the most important security concerns when developing websites, and what […]

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