IT Security Alert: “Meltdown” and “Spectre”


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, [...]

IT Security Alert: “Meltdown” and “Spectre”2019-01-07T13:00:38-05:00

The Equifax Breach: What You Should Know


As you may have heard in the news, the credit reporting agency Equifax has suffered a major security breach exposing the personal data of millions of people. One of the better sources of information about this breach and what you can do to protect yourself can be found at the link below. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/the-equifax-breach-what-you-should-know/ If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IT helpdesk. Brooklyn 718-488-3300 walk in: LLC 219 (at Brooklyn Campus)  between 9-5 on weekdays Post 516-299-3300 Library 236A (at Post )  between 9-5 on weekdays

The Equifax Breach: What You Should Know2019-10-23T14:49:06-04:00

Ransomware Alert “WannaCry”


There is a significant wave of infections impacting versions of Windows by a new ransomware called "WannaCry." Ransomware is a term used to describe malware that denies access to data or systems unless a ransom is paid to a cybercriminal.  Please browse to this link to read more about this malware. We want to assure you that Long Island University has many layers of defense to protect computers from these types of threats and ensure minimal disruption of service.  Additionally, LIU owned computers are automatically updated with latest software updates as an additional protection mechanism.   However, security is a shared [...]

Ransomware Alert “WannaCry”2019-10-23T14:48:10-04:00