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Lubbock IT Alert

Similar to an alert list that the TTU CIO maintains for Texas Tech University leaders, we are partnering with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce to provide a similar email-based alert system. Alert mail is only sent for high priority IT security events.

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September 21, 2022

Microsoft Ends Service and Support for Windows 8.1

On January 10, 2023, Microsoft will end service and support for Windows 8.1. As of this date, Microsoft will no longer protect the Windows 8.1 platform by issuing software fixes or security updates. As a result, any computer continuing to use Windows 8.1 or earlier versions will have increased exposure to security risks, exploits, malware, and viruses. Additionally, any Office 365 apps running on Windows 8.1 will stop receiving updates from Microsoft on this date.

August 19, 2022

Critical Apple System Vulnerability

A vulnerability was recently found in Apple's iOS, iPadOS, and macOS operating systems. If exploited, attackers could gain access to private information on your system or take full control of your system/device. Mac computers using Apple's Safari browser may also be vulnerable.

December 16, 2021

Critical Vulnerability in Java-based Apache Log4j 2 Software

Many news outlets have recently reported a critical vulnerability affecting Apache Log4j 2. The TTU IT Division recommends that all IT staff evaluate their environment as it relates to this vulnerability and monitor the situation very closely as new developments are announced regularly.