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LSS News - October 2013

TechZone Tuesday Updates for October 22, 2013

October 21, 2013 by Sue Weier

The following critical updates will be deployed to TechZone-supported computers on Tueday October 22 and Wednesday October 23.  

On Windows:

  • Adobe Reader - update to version 11.0.05
  • Security updates for Internet Explorer 10
  • Chrome update - to version 30.0.1599.101
  • Firefox update - to version 24
  • Flash player update - 11.9.900.117

On MacOS: Read more »

Introducing our Teaching with Technology workshop website!

October 17, 2013 by Theresa Pesavento

Our 2012-2013 Teaching with Technology online workshop is now its own website, and we can't wait for you to take a look (we're pretty excited about it ourselves). Find it here: teachingwithtech.lss.wisc.edu Read more »

Kidnapped files held for ransom!

October 10, 2013 by Sue Weier

Cryptolocker logo

It sounds absurd, but that's exactly what happens when you are infected with a new virus called CryptoLocker.  This virus encrypts your files so that you can't open or read them.  Then you're asked to pay a sum of money (often $300) to decrypt the files. The encryption is real, and your files may not be recoverable even if you pay the ransom.

How can you avoid this threat?  Some simple precautions may help: Read more »

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