Dear Campus Community, Many of you have already seen the widespread media coverage of two new security vulnerabilities known as "Meltdown" and "Spectre." Background Meltdown is the name given to a design flaw that exists in all Intel computer processors since 1995. This includes computers by popular vendors such as Apple, Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Spectre is similar but different in some important ways. Spectre is the name given to a design flaw that affects Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. This includes computers, tablets and smartphones made by popular vendors such as Apple, Microsoft, Dell, [...]
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Dear Campus Community, During Spring Break, LIU’s wireless authentication portal will be upgraded to a new version. Please be aware that wireless services across the university (all campuses including regional campuses using LIUNET) will be unavailable starting Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 6 pm to 10 pm. Features of this new portal include: New look & feel (see sample screenshot below) Improved experience for users (no need to select profile role anymore) Streamlined “Guest” registration for campus events/guests Performance improvement (faster than before) Security enhancements New Log-In screen: As with any new system, unforeseen issues may arise. Please [...]
Dear LIU faculty As you are aware, data breaches are in the news nearly daily, I write to remind all of you of the urgency and necessity to restrain from sending sensitive information through emails. As a reminder, university policy prohibits personal identifying information including but not limited to the examples below from being communicated via email: · Social security numbers · Academic Student information · Date of birth, address, bio-demographical information · Credit card and debit card information · Passport information · Driver’s license and state ID information · Healthcare related information There are secure methods to [...]