October 19, 2017, by Sharon Caine

Cyber awareness – Wireless security

The university has been made aware of a significant cyber ‘flaw’ that can impact wireless security. The ‘flaw’, which has been termed as ‘Key Reinstallation Attack’ (KRACK), can leave devices connected via Wi-Fi more vulnerable to hijack and attack.

Information Services are taking actions to protect the university, but in the meantime, we would please refer users to the advice and assurances below.

Advice and assurances – what actions you need to take

University managed devices (Windows) will receive an automatic security update from today. Devices will require a restart following the update – please do this with immediate effect. For any queries regarding device updates, do not hesitate to contact the IT Service Desk or your local IT support team.

For Apple and Android devices, we would advise keeping these updated to the latest version. For Apple OS X and iOS devices, an update is being made available soon. For Android devices, updates will be released by individual manufacturers. Please view the ‘settings’ on your device to see which version is installed.

Further information regarding cyber security can be found on our Information Security website and Digital Network blog.

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