Category Archive: Security News

Junos Pulse is now Pulse Secure

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, 4:08 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

As if it couldn’t get more confusing, Junos Pulse is now called Pulse Secure.  This upgrade should be applied automatically for existing Junos Pulse users.  However, here are the manual installation directions for those that need it! You can download the new Pulse Secure application from ACNS at the link below.  You will find download […]

Windows XP, Office 2003 : End of Microsoft Support

Friday, September 20th, 2013, 11:19 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

As you may be aware, support for Windows XP (and Office 2003) will end on April 8, 2014 (more info here).  This carries significant risks to CSU due to the potential of having a non-supported operating system in the environment and additional risks of which your Microsoft team feels compelled to make you aware, including: […]

Java 7 Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, 10:33 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

Most of us are aware of this by now, but I received the following, very well written explanation of the problem and steps to take at this point.  As before, when I get these, and feel they should be given a wider audience, I will repost for the CNSIT community. “As everyone is probably painfully […]

Rootkit Virus – How to detect and remove

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012, 4:17 pm MT - posted by CNS IT

Rootkit Viruses are stealthy viruses that can cause great damage to your operating system and even to your hardware if they are in the “firmware rootkit” class. Several classes of rootkit viruses exist: persistent, memory-based, user-mode, kernel-mode and firmware driven. Installation of these rootkit viruses are automated and can evade many anti-virus programs. Removal of […]

Macs and Anti-virus – and a Trojan warning

Monday, April 9th, 2012, 1:10 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

UPDATE: Apple Software Update (top left Apple Menu -> Software Update) now has a patch for the Flashback malware – it will appear as something similar to ‘Java for OS X 2012-003’ – Be sure to run software update to protect yourself from this vulnerability! SUBNET MANAGER LIST MESSAGE FROM ACNS BELOW CSU has begun […]

Upgraded Web Server Packages

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, 8:15 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

This morning I upgraded several web server packages on our main departmental web server. There were a few fixes I needed to apply to our main site to get it functioning properly again. If you notice anything strange with the main Biology Web Site, or your personal site as of this morning, please let BioIT […]

VPN Client Upgrades!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010, 9:35 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

UPDATE: The information regarding the Cisco VPN in this article is deprecated as the Cisco IPSec VPN client has reached its end of life .  Please use the Secure Gateway instead: I just received this message regarding old VPN clients still in use by some users.  Here is the message – [ACNS has] been […]

Cheap Video/Image Surveillance Setup


Friday, March 12th, 2010, 1:47 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

One little project I have been researching involves installing and monitoring an inexpensive video/image surveillance system in order to secure assets and resources.  This need has arisen due to several thefts that have taken place on campus.  My hope is that having installed this system will prevent any attempt, and if one does occur, I […]

ipsCA SSL certificate errors in Firefox and Safari

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 9:47 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

SSL certificates are the little files installed on a web server that allow a computer to establish secure (SSL) connections for transmitting sensitive data over the Internet.  Web sites that use ‘https’ must use these SSL certificates to create these secure connections from client to server.  In late (very late) 2009 the SSL certificate provider […]

Symantec Endpoint Protection Time Stamp Not Updating

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010, 3:34 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

UPDATE (1/8/2010) – This problem appears to be fixed.  Clients should now be receiving a correct date on their definition updates. I received this message from ACNS and thought I should pass this around.  Hopefully we will get correct dates soon. I wanted to let you know that Symantec is aware of an issue where […]