NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


Blackboard Emergency Maintenance

On Thursday, November 30th from 11:00pm to 3:00am Friday, December 1st, Blackboard will be performing emergency system maintenance. Users may experience intermittent connectivity issues during the maintenance window. Blackboard will make every effort to minimize downtime during this maintenance window.


Security Bulletin: “KRACK” Wi-Fi Vulnerability - You must take action

Wi-Fi connected devices are at risk with an attack called, “KRACK”, a vulnerability in the wireless encryption algorithms used to allow secure wireless connections. This could impact devices such as wireless routers, laptops, phones, smart home devices – HVAC, refrigerators, televisions and the like.

ITS patched our campus wireless controllers Tuesday morning. Now:

1.      Upgrade your mobile devices (phones, pads, laptops) to the latest released patches.

2.      Upgrade your home network devices and those devices that attach to your wireless network to the latest releases.

While our updates will protect you for campus use, you should be aware that this weakness affects nearly all vendors of wireless products, including makers of wireless home routers. It is important that you upgrade your home devices as well. While not all vendors have released upgrades to address this vulnerability, the webpages listed below include additional information: 

 https://www.csusm.edu/security/securitybulletins/10_16_2017.html

 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/list-of-firmware-and-driver-updates-for-krack-wpa2-vulnerability/

 If you would like additional assistance, please call the Helpdesk at 661-654-HELP or e-mail Helpdesk.


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