Category Archives: Software

Mac and iOS updates patch Wi-Fi vulnerability

The latest updates to the operating systems for Macintosh computers, iPhones, and iPads include patches for a serious vulnerability in the wireless encryption standards used for Wi-Fi networks.

All users should install these updates: macOS 10.13.1 and iOS 11.1. If you have automatic updates enabled on your computer and mobile devices, the updates may already be installed.

Visit these Apple resources to check what version you have installed:

The so-called KRACK vulnerability in Wi-Fi can be used to access information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted, including credit card numbers and passwords. Any device that supports Wi-Fi is potentially affected.

Windows update addressed the Wi-Fi vulnerability last month.

Android software has not yet been updated.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your departmental IT support or the Help Desk:

Camden | 856-225-6274 | http://computing.camden.rutgers.edu
Newark | 973-353-5083 | http://ncs.rutgers.edu/helpdesk
New Brunswick | 848-445-HELP(4357) | http://oit-nb.rutgers.edu/service/help-desk

Free Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff

All current faculty and staff at Rutgers have the ability to download Microsoft Office through their Rutgers Connect license and install Microsoft Office on five computers, five tablets, and five phones. You may use this software on personal devices. Please consult with your departmental IT support before installing it on Rutgers-owned devices, as your department may have its own policies. Learn more.

Matlab now available free to students

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce that students can now download, install, and use Matlab on on their personally owned computers.  The software can be accessed on the Rutgers University Software Portal

Please note that students can also access Matlab in the campus computing labs or via apps.rutgers.edu.

 

Network Status Update

On the morning of December 24th, Rutgers experienced an intermittent DDoS attack, directed primarily at sakai.rutgers.edu.  OIT worked with our provider on mitigation and has advised law enforcement of the attack.Users may experience difficulty accessing Sakai until the problem is resolved.

We are continuing to monitor the status.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience as we work through the issues.
OIT
848-445-HELP (4357)