Apple Security Update April 26 2021

Apple has released a large security update on April 26th, including a fix for the CVE-2021-30657 logic issue (malware such as Shlayer had been reported to use this issue to breach Gatekeeper protections on downloads). We recommend that all users make sure their Apple devices have these newest security updates installed (macOS, iOS, Apple Watch and Read More …

OWA changed to SSO

The authentication of our webmail (https://owa.ist.ac.at/) has been changed to use our Shibboleth SSO (as most other applications), so it looks like: If you are on Campus/connected via VPN with an IST device, you should be logged in automatically, as well as if you already logged in somewhere else via SSO. Because of this change, Read More …

Linux kernel vulnerabilities (BleedingTooth)

Andy Nguyen discovered that the Bluetooth implementation in the Linux kernel contained a type-confusion error. A physically proximate remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) orpossibly execute arbitrary code. Please update your system as soon as possible (sudo apt-get upgrade in the Terminal). If it’s currently not possible for Read More …

Snapgene license

The information below is outdated, updated information available here. Currently, IST has purchased 6 network licenses (eol: 2020-06-26). However, Snapgene says that “due to increased technical issues, we are no longer offering floating licenses”. It seems we need to switch to some other licensing scheme. In order to estimate the number of licenses needed and Read More …