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Posted byon July 10, 2015 at 12:40 PM EDT
OpenSSL released a security advisory on July 9, 2015. Stable releases of the primary distributions at IU (Red Hat and Ubuntu) are not impacted, so no updates were required. Development version 15.10 of Ubuntu is impacted and has an update available. If in doubt, search for CVE-2015-1793 for your distribution to see if a patch is required.
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Posted byon February 25, 2015 at 4:58 PM EST
March 1 is the first day of "meteorological spring", even though there's snow on the ground at most of our campuses. But warmer temperatures will arrive, and in Indiana that means the risk of severe weather. Let's talk about severe weather and how you can be more informed about it.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 29, 2015 at 10:01 AM EST
The GHOST vulnerability is a serious weakness in the Linux GNU C Library glibc 2.2, and other 2.x versions before 2.18. An attacker who exploits this issue can gain control of the vulnerable system both locally and remotely without having prior knowledge of system credentials. This is accomplished via vectors related to the glibc gethostbyname or gethostbyname2 function, aka "GHOST".Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 16, 2015 at 10:17 AM EST
We all know what phishing is, right? It’s when scammers use the Internet to send spam and increasingly sophisticated messages to lure folks like us into providing passphrases, and personal or financial information. While many people feel confident they can identify these scams, university IT officials say the phishing efforts aimed at IU employees and students continue to grow.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 13, 2015 at 9:13 AM EST
The number of influenza cases across the country and Indiana continue to be high so Indiana University health officials are asking students and staff to take preventive measures, which include getting a flu shot even though the vaccine is less effective this year.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 12, 2015 at 11:28 AM EST
Winter weather can wreak havoc with daily commutes to and from campus. Indiana University students and employees may want to review the tips below in case they find themselves in the unenviable – and scary – position of being stranded in their vehicles amid plunging temperatures and hazardous conditions.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 12, 2015 at 11:24 AM EST
Indiana University police officers made the holidays a little brighter for struggling families around the state this year through the annual Shop with a Cop program.
Men and women from police departments at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU Northwest in Gary and IU Southeast in New Albany took teens and children shopping for something special, such as a toy or music, and winter essentials, such as shoes and gloves.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon December 16, 2014 at 3:57 PM EST
I have to admit that I LOVE gift guides. In the last month, I’ve perused gift guides for Him, handmade gifts (for purchase), modern gifts for pets, Oprah’s Favorite Things and guides for the perfect cooking-fitness-tech-whatever gadgets, to name a few.
If, like me, you’re still shopping, my colleagues at Indiana University Public Safety and Institutional Assurance have offered some great suggestions — in various price ranges – for gifts that make thoughtful picks any time of the year.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon December 16, 2014 at 3:39 PM EST
The holiday season is a time of family, festivities and, of course, food, often in the form of pitch-ins (a.k.a. potlucks, buffets). But leaving food out for hours leaves the door open for uninvited guests: bacteria that could cause foodborne illnesses.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon December 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST
Debbi Fletcher, director of emergency management and continuity for IU Bloomington, and Jerry Minger, IU superintendent of public safety, took reader questions about IU Notify and campus safety during a Bloomington Herald-Times Online Chat.Learn more