April 2012 IT Security and Help Desk Newsletter

April Security Topic - Mobile Device Security

We will be providing a PDF of this article and future articles. These articles are provided the University of Colorado Office of Information Security. Mobile Device Security

Anti-Virus for Mac's

We are in the initial roll out phase of Anti-Virus software for all University purchased Mac's.  Apple has seen significant growth in their computers and criminals are starting to take notice and go after them.  The "Flashback Malware" has infected over 600,000 Mac's and the number continues to grow.  When you would like to have Anti-Virus software installed on your Mac please shoot us an email at helpdesk@uccs.edu or give us a call at 255-3536.

Exchange Email Project Wrapping Up

With just over 100 Faculty and Staff left to be moved to the new email server we are very close to all Faculty and Staff on the new email system, on May 1st all remaining accounts will be moved to Exchange.  So what's next?  There are over 300 generic/exception email accounts across campus.  After May 1st we will begin moving all of these generic accounts to Exchange, look for more information on this in next month's newsletter.  We are also looking for test groups to move to Exchange, if you maintain one of these accounts and would like to have the account moved over please send us an email at helpdesk@uccs.edu and we will contact you to arrange moving the account over. 

Keeping Campus Safe - The Numbers

Incoming spam and malicious emails kept out of your inbox in the past 30 days: 5,115,434

Viruses and malware removed or quarantined automatically in the past month:  408 incidents

Software Update Notes

Microsoft March Updates - Please make sure you save your work before you head home tonight (4/10). The updates may cause your computer to reboot.

Mac March Updates - Be sure to update your Mac, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner and click on Software Update... be sure to install all updates.

Adobe March Updates - Be sure to update your Flash, this affects Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.  Updates for Reader and Acrobat come out today (4/10) for all platforms.  Additionally flash has been updated on 3/14.

Latest Firefox version: 11.0

Latest Google Chrome Version: 18.0.125.152