Heartbleed Bug Update

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There has been a lot of news recently regarding the Heartbleed Bug, a security threat that was erroneously introduced into the code of OpenSSL back in late 2011. T&C has determined its critical systems have not been affected by this threat and continue to perform evaluations of its other systems.

Additional information about public services such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, etc. may be found here as well as at other sites on the internet:

Additional information on Heartbleed may be found here:

goCI is here! CI's official mobile app

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After several months of development, we're pleased to announce that goCI, CI's official mobile app, is now available for iOS and Android devices. goCI helps students, employees and campus visitors get fast, easy access to the campus directory, map, events calendar, and much more! Visit the goCI support page to download the free app and to learn about goCI's features.

It's the first version of the app, so there are some bugs that we know about (listed on the goCI support page). Rest assured, we're working closely with our partner Blackboard on fixing these bugs as quickly as possible. If you come across any other problems or have a suggestion for a new feature, feel free to report them using the goCI Mobile Feedback form

Free self-paced technology training from Lynda.com and Atomic Learning

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Did you know that free, self-paced, video-based online technology training is available to CI students and employees? 
Through our partnerships with Atomic Learning and Lynda.comLearn how to use the latest versions of popular software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SPSS, web design, and much more, or brush up your skills at any time. 
To get started with this free training, or to browse training titles, click on either of these links:

Camtasia Studio & Snagit Now Available For Campus Computers

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The Division of Technology is pleased to announce that a site license has been obtained for all campus-owned Windows and Mac computers for Camtasia Studio and Camtasia SnagIt.

Camtasia Studio enables users to create and edit high-quality, narrated screen recordings and video demonstrations. Camtasia SnagIt is a screen capture tool.

Over the coming months, these products will be added to the standard software that is delivered on all new campus computers. Individuals and organizations that would like the software ahead of time may
contact the T&C Help Desk at helpdesk@csuci.edu to request expedited installation of either product.

Major Apple security flaw found. Patches issued and should be applied.

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Apple rushed to release iOS 7.0.6 on Friday and OS X 10.9.2 today with patches for a shockingly overlooked SSL encryption issue that leaves iPhone, iPad and Mac computer users open to a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.  All users of iOS 7 and Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) should download and apply these patches.  The vulnerability is not present in versions of OS X prior to OS X 10.9 Mavericks or iOS prior to iOS 6.

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For a full listing on the security patches in this update, visit the Apple site.

For a full listing on the security patches in this update, visit the Apple site.

Computer Security and You.

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Scammers, hackers, and identity thieves are looking to steal your personal information – and your money. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and giving out your personal information only when you have a good reason.

Visit our friends at OnGuardOnline.gov and see what you can do to better protect yourself and your personal information.

Ransomware Infections on the Rise.

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In a recent news release by US-CERT, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, US-CERT stated they are aware of a malware campaign that surfaced in 2013 and is associated with an increasing number of ransomware infections. CryptoLocker, a new variant of ransomware, restricts access to infected computers and demands the victim provide a payment to the attackers in order to decrypt and recover their files.  As of this time the primary means of infection appears to be phishing emails containing malicious attachments.

Everyone who makes use of computer systems, including email, should be on guard for these types of malware infection attempts.  In many cases the email will appear to be legitimate and harmless but you need to ask yourself if you were expecting this communication, and if not, contact the sender to make sure it's legitimate.

To help mitigate any loss of data should you fall victim to this infection, you should take regular backups of your system and store your important files onto your file server which is backed up regularly.

To get more information about CryptoLocker, follow this link to the US_CERT website and think before you click!