Duo is here and if you’re not yet using Duo to authenticate to your Swarthmore College accounts and systems, then it’s time to get on board! As our CITO, Joel Cooper, said in his email to the faculty and staff a … Continue reading Get Duo, but be prepared!
Duo enhances the security of your online data and privacy. This year, the entire Swarthmore community will be enrolled, and we’re here to show you how easy … Continue reading This Is How We Duo IT
When Apple releases macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) on Monday, September 25th, 2017, campus Macintosh users will need to carefully balance the consequences before they consider upgrading. Information Technology Services can not yet support High Sierra on College owned machines until … Continue reading macOS High Sierra Announcement
There are three easy actions you can take to immensely enhance the data protection capabilities of your “iDevice” and your investment in it. These are particularly important if you access any College or personal data with your device. 1) Use an alphanumeric passcode iPads and iPhones can actually encrypt the data they contain! However, to utilize this capability, a passcode has to be set. Although a four-digit passcode will minimally suffice (there’s software available to easily crack these), the best option is to enable the use of alphanumeric passcodes. This is done by going into Settings and then selecting General … Continue reading UPDATED: Protect the Data on Your iDevice (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
Some of you may have heard that a significant security vulnerability was disclosed recently that affects pretty much all versions of Java. Oracle (who now owns Java) seemed to be dragging their feet on providing a fix until they felt some heat from the U.S. Government. A fix was made available today but only for users of Java version 7. Java runs on all operating systems so Mac users are impacted along with PC users. Note: there won’t be a fix available for Mac users with Snow Leopard or earlier so your best option is to totally disable Java. How … Continue reading Java – The Hacker’s Best Friend