March 3rd, 2014

Today's topics:

Security Vulnerability fixed in latest versions of iOS, MacOS

On Friday, Feb 21st, Apple announced that they discovered a serious vulnerability in iOS and issued the iOS 7.06 update to address that vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow criminals to intercept your secured communications over the Internet, divulging any private or sensitive information you may be sending, such as passwords or financial data. The vulnerability found in iOS is also present in Apple's Mac OS X operating system, which is used by their desktop and laptop computers. (This vulnerability appears to be present in their AppleTV product as well.) That vulnerabilty was fixed in MacOS 10.9.2, released 25February2014.

If you have an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), running iOS v7 or iOS v6, you should update the iOS software on that device as soon as possible. (Visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623 if you need to see how to do this.)

Apple has released a software update for their Mac OS X 10.9 and 10.8 operating systems. You should update your copy of Mac OS X as soon as possible. (Visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1338 if you need to see how to do this.)

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.

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Topic revision: r2 - 03 Mar 2014, JamesPulver
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