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  • Java Security Alert

    by Karen Minter | Jan 16, 2013

    1/16/2013:  Java Security Update

    An email notice was sent out to Lander students, faculty, and staff alerting users to a recently discovered security flaw in Java 7 that could potentially allow malicious software to be installed, thus increasing the chance of identity theft or the disabling of entire networks.  In response to this threat, Java has issued an update that counters this vulnerability.

    Faculty and Staff should follow the instructions contained within the campus-wide email for securing university-owned computers.  We also advise faculty and staff to update Java on your personal and home computer systems as well using the instructions provided for students below.

    Lander University’s Information Technology Services Department strongly recommends that all students update Java on their computers immediately. To update Java, visit the Java website here:http://www.java.com. If you click on the Free Java Download button, the website will automatically suggest the appropriate Java version for your computer and operating system.

    Students that need assistance updating Java on your laptop, can stop by TRACS (The Technology Resource Assistance Center for Students) between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday.


  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    by Bryan Webster | Oct 21, 2011

    NCSA banner

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The National Cyber Security Alliance website, staysafeonline.org contains valuable information for protecting yourself and your data online.  

    The Internet provides a wealth of information at your fingertips, but must be used safely and securely. The first step is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.  Listed below are additional resources for staying safe online.


  • Malicious Email Message Alert

    by Bryan Webster | Oct 05, 2011

    malicious email warningITS has been notified that some Lander University email accounts have received a malicious email message titled Exceeded Email Quota.

    This is a phishing email and does not originate with Lander University's ITS Department.

    Be suspicious of any email you receive asking for confirmation of account information. Providing account information via email allows someone with malicious intent full access to your Lander account. Do not fall victim to a phishing scam such as this one.

    If you receive an email message like this, please do not reply. Do not click on links in email messages such as this one. Delete the message from your mailbox immediately.

    Lander University's ITS department will never request that you verify sensitive personal information such as passwords and/or date of birth via email and will not send emails with executable attachments.

    If you have any suspicions about the validity of an email that appears to come from an official address, please contact the institution by phone, in person, or through a secure means. Avoid sharing your personal information without good cause. Never share personal information via email. Do not open or save attachments from unknown sources.

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (864) 388-8234.

    Thank you.
    Lander University ITS Department



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