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… Continue Reading Linux kernel vulnerabilities (BleedingTooth)
Dear colleagues, Most of you are currently receiving a warning from ESET like this: We’re already working to deploy the latest version of it, so no action from your side is currently needed. Best, Your IT
This is an informational post, for those who are interested, how remote access has been changed during the Corona lock-down – compared to a “on-campus” situation. If you need to know more about our possibilities to work from home, please see: Working remotely. (Most graphs we just started a week before the actual lock-down.) Remote-Desktop… Continue Reading Remote access over the last months
The information below is outdated, updated information available here.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… Continue Reading Snapgene license
We just finished the first implementation for multi-factor authentication for some services at IST Austria. MFA tokens can be created via https://privacy.ist.ac.at/ (ONLY available via VPN/Remote Desktop or on campus) SSO login will then have an additional mask to enter the token, but ONLY if you login from outside IST Austria. (without VPN and/or Remote… Continue Reading MFA at IST Austria
We are in an extraordinary situation, and this requires unusual measures: Cancel events, expand of teleworking, set up communication infrastructure, but at the same time, many people are insecure and wait for instructions on how they should behave. This makes many people vulnerable to false reports and misleading or harmful recommendations. This is the ideal… Continue Reading COVID-19: the perfect opportunity for copycats.
From tomorrow (Thursday, March 5) morning on, you will be able to modify/create/delete all files and folders in H:\OLD_H_Drive. You can safely use the current H:\ drive and there are no additional changes planned/needed. If you do not have a H:\ Home drive, or your current H:\ does not contain a folder OLD_H_Drive, please contact… Continue Reading What happened with my H:\ drive?
We get a lot E-Mails every day, but when receiving a message from the boss (or another company leader) we are on alert. This is how criminals try to get our attention, and just lately we (i.e. recipients at IST Austria) received a couple of emails impersonating managers/heads of IST Austria. These – so called… Continue Reading Spear phishing – CEO fraud
The service uses OCR – optical character recognition – to convert images of text to regular computer text. You can upload a scanned PDF and OCRmyPDF will return a PDF with text that can be searched and copy-pasted. It is available on this link (only available inside IST or via VPN).https://ocr.docker.ist.ac.at/ Easy to use: Click… Continue Reading OCRmyPDF service converts scanned PDF images to text
We are currently in the process to update our mail-server infrastructure from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016. The first non-IT users will be changed to the new system with middle to end of November. From a user point-of-view, the change will be mainly the new web-mail. Other, more technical changes, include a better search and… Continue Reading New mail servers coming soon!