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Posted on: November 12, 2013

The AirPennNet-Guest Group Code access model is designed to facilitate wireless access for large groups of guests at campus events. Guests use a single, shared Group Code to register their devices and gain access to the AirPennNet-Guest network.

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Posted on: November 5, 2013

A current and unpatched zero day exploit is circulating that takes advantage of TIFF vulnerabilities in Windows graphics components. There are reports, and Microsoft has acknowledged, that this vulnerability is already being exploited in the wild via...

Posted on: October 29, 2013

From Penn's Office of Information Security, October 29, 2013:

"ISC Information Security has confirmed at least one case of 'ransomware' infection at Penn, and recently has heard from a number of peer institutions about an increase in these...

Posted on: October 22, 2013

On October 22, 2013, Apple significantly updated their "MacBook Pro with Retina display" product line. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch models received an upgrade to Haswell, Intel's current-generation chipset, as well as 802.11ac, new graphics options,...

Posted on: October 9, 2013

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Apple announced new models in both its flagship iPad and its smaller iPad mini lines. The iPad Air is the 5th iteration in Apple's 9.7-inch iPad product line, available in both WiFi and LTE configurations with 16 GB, 32...

Posted on: October 7, 2013

Samsung's Galaxy S4, the successor to their very successful Galaxy S3, was announced in March 2013 and subsequently released to major US cellular carriers in late April/early May 2013. While maintaining similar dimensions to the Galaxy S3, the S4 has...

Posted on: October 7, 2013

OS X 10.9 Mavericks, formally announced on June 10, 2013, is the ninth significant update to OS X, Apple's desktop operating system. It became available exclusively from the Mac App Store on October 22, 2013. Information Systems & Computing (ISC)...

Posted on: September 24, 2013

On September 24, 2013, Apple announced significant updates to its iMac line of all-in-one desktop systems. Specific changes include the introduction of 802.11ac WiFi connectivity and improved graphics capability. As expected, the new iMac line...

Posted on: September 24, 2013

On September 23, 2013, Microsoft announced their second generation Surface designs. Similar to the first generation, the second generation consists of two model lines: one is essentially an Intel-based notebook without a permanently attached keyboard...

Posted on: September 18, 2013

ISC tests a variety of apps and services for functionality on new iOS devices and major operating system updates. Preliminary testing is with a baseline set of apps, though there may be other apps relevant to individual Schools and Centers. The...