Monthly Archives: July 2013

Campus Technology 2013: Getting on Chattanooga’s Virtual Choo Choo

CIO Tom Hover presented at Campus Technology 2013. Please see his program highlights below. Program Description: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga conducted a desktop virtualization pilot in university academic computing labs.   After attending this presentation the audience will gain insight into why UTC selected Citrix VDI in a Box, why it chose to buy servers from Dell with Citrix already preconfigured, why they chose to use NComputing’s N500

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Social Engineering and Passwords. How Ubuntu Forums Got Hacked.

How a limited privilege password, custom html, and some clever social engineering provided full access to Ubuntu Forums.  Ubuntu

Starbucks’ WiFi goes Google

I don’t think Chattanooga will be getting any. “If you’re in a Google Fiber city, we’re hoping to get you a connection that’s up to 100x faster.”   Google

Satori, Bing’s Secret Weapon

  “Satori is a self-learning system that is running every day and learning more, adding 28,000 DVDs of content every day….Satori’s computation engine is supported by more than 50,000 nodes in a Microsoft compute cloud” Cnet

Campus Technology 2013: Moving your IT Master Plan Forward

CIO Tom Hoover recently presented at Campus Technology 2013, what follows is the published presentation description: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga completed an IT Master Plan as well as two years ago conducted a national search for an Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer. I will share our successes and challenges in this transition and implementation over the first two years of the IT Master Plan. Specifically,

U of Texas Student Hacks GPS Navigation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctw9ECgJ8L0

Issues Logging on to UTC Online – Blackboard

If you are still having trouble logging in to UTC Online, please change your password.  If you do not know your password, you should follow the prompts at the following link: Get help with password problems. Otherwise, instructions for changing your password can be found in this Knowledge Base article. UTC Online Administrator Center for Online/Distance Learning   See also previous story about password changes.

Retail Stores Plan Elaborate Ways To Track You

“magnetic field detection, Bluetooth Low Energy, sonic pulses, and even transmissions from the in-store lights can tell when you enter a store, where you go, and how you shop”   Slashdot

“NASDAQ is owned.”

“Five men charged in largest financial hack ever….pilfered data for more than 160 million credit cards, and created hundreds of millions of dollars in losses”  Link

Firefox, Safari are the best protection vs phishing.

” Over a 12-day test period the average phishing catch rate ranged from 96 percent for Firefox 19 to only 83 percent for Internet Explorer 10.” Link

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