Tech News from the Web

Equifax Security Breach

On September 7th, Equifax announced a massive data breach that resulted in the loss of personally identifiable information for approximately 143 million customers. As one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the country, Equifax holds personal information for nearly half of all Americans, including: name, address, social security number, and birthdate. The unauthorized…

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Tech Updates: Dropbox Hacked

Dropbox, a cloud storage company, has been hacked.  For full details, click here. For details on Information Security at SJU and safe practices, contact the TSC at 610-660-2920.

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IT News: Windows 10 Release

In August, Microsoft will be releasing its newest Operating System (OS), Windows 10, to Volume License users running Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.   What to Expect:   New computers will begin shipping with Windows 10 in August.  However,  SJU will not be distributing new computers with Windows 10 or upgrading SJU-owned computers.  Upon release of…

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Heartbleed Bug Update

You may have seen recent news about the Heartbleed bug that can access your passwords and personal information on websites that use OpenSSL.  The Office of Information Technology wanted to make you aware of security that we have in place in order to protect your information.  Upon learning of the vulnerability, our systems were immediately…

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End of support for Windows XP

Microsoft has determined that support for its Windows XP operating system will end on April 8, 2014.  This means that there will no longer be security updates or technical support for computers running Windows XP. This also means that the TSC will not be able to provide support for Windows XP computers in our BYOD…

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Street Team: Tablet or iPad – Worth the Expense?

With ads and news about the release of the latest tablet constantly bombarding the consumer market, you may be wondering if a small piece of technology is really all it is hyped up to be. This past summer, I purchased an iPad 4 so I had a portable system for studying in China. While abroad,…

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Street Team: Motorola’s Project Ara

In case you missed the technology news this past week, Motorola teamed up with Dutch designer Dave Hakkens to create a new kind of phone. The following video came out earlier this summer, and it caused quite a commotion among technology lovers and phone manufacturers alike. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAw7vW7H0c&w=320&h=240] The concept “Lego” phone was just a figment…

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OS X Mavericks Upgrade Policy

*This message is intended for employees and faculty members who have a Mac issued to them by Saint Joseph’s University.  If you have a computer running Windows, this email will not apply to you.*   On Tuesday, Apple released the new version of their operating system, OS X Mavericks.  What’s different about this release is…

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Street Team: Initial Feedback on iOS7

iPhone Home Screen (iOS 6 v iOS7) After hearing many passionate reviews on the new iOS7 on blogs and twitter, the TSC decided to find out how our SJU students feel about the new upgrade.  Katie went on a mission to get reviews around campus.   Here’s what SJU students had to say: “I like…

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Adobe Emergency Flash Player Upgrade

In order to address a vulnerability, Adobe has released an emergency upgrade to Flash. To install the upgrade, go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. More information on this topic can be found at http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/emergency-adobe-flash-player-patched-fix-pair-zero-days-02081

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