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PS4 Hacked To Run Gentoo Linux

Using a series of NOPs to attack the GPU, the FailOverflow team has managed to get Gentoo to run on a PS4.  Details in the presentation at the 32nd CCC conference.

UTC Internet Connectivity Upgrade

On the afternoon of December 8, 2015 UTC performed an upgrade to its internet connectivity with EPB. Prior to the upgrade, the University utilized two separate 1Gbps connections to EPB for internet access. This upgrade replaced one of the 1Gbps links with one running at 10Gbps. The increase results in the University now having more than five times the amount of bandwidth capacity to the internet. UTC now has

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Xboxlive.com Private Keys Now Public

Somehow the Xboxlive.com TLS private keys got leaked and now they can be used for a MITM attack.  Automatic updates on Windows and most browsers will eliminate this problem soon.

US Post Office Will Email Images of Your Envelopes

USPS will be testing a service of emailing users photos of the envelopes of their postal mail.

Jeff Kell Obituary

I worked with Jeff for over 20 years.  He will be missed.

Game Console NAT Types

In response to a question that gets raised from time to time, the following attempts to explain why gaming consoles sometimes have trouble playing online games.  The issue really stems from the use of NAT on the University network. Possible NAT types seen on consoles Nintendo Open, Moderate, Strict Info on Nintendo NAT types Xbox: Open, Moderate, Strict Info on Xbox NAT types Play Station: Open (type 1), Moderate

How secure is your information?

The New York Times just published an article about hacking someone who thought they weren’t that connected online. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/hackers-prove-they-can-pwn-the-lives-of-those-not-hyperconnected/ What are your thoughts about your connectivity? Are you secure? Visit our IT Security page to get tips on how to keep your information safe.

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Today is Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released this month’s patches that includes 4 that are critical.  Adobe has also released patches for Acrobat and Reader.

200k servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed

One of last year’s greatest vulnerabilities still posses a serious threat.

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If you use AVG or AVAST free products, you might want to read about their 3rd party policy.

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