Security Advisories

Apple Monterey & iOS Users

April 8th, 2022

Apple released a security update this week to patch a vulnerability.  Apple Monterey users should be running the 12.3.1  IOS users should upgrade to version 15.4.1.

 

 

Microsoft MFA for Students

Beginning in October, and over the course of several weeks, Multi-Factor Authentication will be enabled on Student accounts. Students should watch their email for the date of enabling for their account.  Students can prepare for this change now by ensuring your Security information is up to date.

SANS Security Tips

When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure.
Turn off Bluetooth if you are not using it on your computer or mobile device. Not only does this make it more secure, but it also saves battery life.
When hosting a video conference, make sure you password protect the conference so only authorized individuals can join. If there are any strangers or people who you do not recognize on the call, remove them.
Make sure each of your accounts has a separate, unique password. Can't remember all of your passwords/passphrases? Consider using a password manager to securely store all of them for you.
Using technology securely can be overwhelming or confusing, especially for those who did not grow up with it. When helping secure those who are uncomfortable with technology focus on just the basics - 1) be aware of social engineering attacks 2) secure your home network 3) keep your systems updated 4) use strong, unique passwords 5) backup your key personal data