FIDO alliance announces specifications for password free authentication

Paypal, Google, Samsung, and others agreeing to “patent” free methods of authentication.

LastPass can now automatically change your passwords…

So you want to rotate your passwords every 30 days?

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.2

If you plan on patching “over the air”  you will need up to 7G of free space on the device.  You should probably patch using iTunes via Windows or OSX.

Critical Adobe Flash Patch

Adobe has released a critical fix for all current versions of Flash.  Users should upgrade ASAP.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, December 2014

Microsoft has released patches for this month.  All users should review the changes and then patch as needed.

Outdoor Wireless coming for UTC

The campus is going to have outdoor wireless coverage soon according to Jess Williams. The first outdoor access port has already been set up on the Admin building and provides wi-fi signal in approximately a 120’ radius from the building, allowing for some coverage of the Engineering parking lot and the Challenger center The plans for expansion are going to take effect in December or January and will feature access points on the UC, old library, and several other buildings to provide wireless coverage all the way around the UC, up cardiac hill then past Hunter, and all the way until the end of Race Hall. These are new wireless access points that will support AC bands. While not intended for heavy video streaming this will allow students access to the internet outside for almost a third of campus.



Windows 10, Fall 2015

The next version of Windows won’t be released to the public until the Fall of ’15.

Some dangers of using “Login with Linkedin” and other 3rd party authentication

An article on how unverified email addresses were used to login to sites.  “could register a victim’s email address with an identity provider and a chosen website, then click the social network sign-in button to gain access, all without ever clicking an email verification link.”

Latest Dec 3rd Safari Patch Buggy

If you patched OS X Safari in the last few days, you might be experiencing difficulties using the browser.

Adobe Patch List for December 2014

Adobe plans on releasing patches on Dec 9th for Reader and Acrobat for critical vulnerabilities.