Information Technology has learned of a new threat to iPhone and iPad devices. The malicious code is designed to trigger the “Find My iPhone(iPad)” feature on your Apple device. Once this feature is activated, the attack disables the device by putting it in locked mode. Hackers then demand a ransom to unlock the device, as displayed here.
What Should I Do?
- IT recommends that all iPhone/iPad users immediately backup their devices on iCloud. You should also save the content from your device to the cloud in case you need to restore your device. Fortunately, this is a simple process to complete:
- Go to Settings>iCloud>Storage & Backup and select Back Up Now.
- You can also physically sync your device to a PC/MAC and back it up to iTunes.
- Change Your Apple ID password to a unique password that you do not use on multiple Apple services.
- Use a PIN on your device (4 digit code)
- Enable 2 factor authentication with your Apple ID account. This will require a two-step verification when any attempt is made to login to your Apple account from a web browser or device. (Learn more about this process from Apple)
What If My Device Gets Infected?
If your device becomes infected, it will most likely need to be restored by either contacting Apple Care or taking it to a local Apple store. You can also complete the recovery process by following the steps outlined in Apple’s “Forgot Passcode or device disable.” The success of a full restoration will depend upon the freshness of the backup files being restored.
For more specific details regarding this threat, please visit this site. If you need assistance or have questions, contact the IT Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at ext. 4579, or via the Service Desk Portal at http://servicedesk.lemoyne.edu
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Information Technology is pleased to announce that color laser printing in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library is now available! Students can print to the new printer from all public computers in the library cluster (near the IT Service Desk), the library classroom and the library workstations (near the Circulation Desk). Students working from their personal devices will be able to print to the new printer via wireless MyPrint (https://myprint.lemoyne.edu) .
The printer is located across from the Service Desk and can be selected by choosing the printer LIB-HP500M551DN (Library Public Color Printer) from the print menu.
Students interested in working for Information Technology during the upcoming academic year can download an application form from the link below. The form is an interactive PDF and can be filled out electronically. After opening, make sure to save this PDF to your desktop. Once completed, the form can be re-saved and emailed (email to email@example.com)or printed and hand delivered to the Information Technology Helpdesk in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library. To access the application please click on the link below:
Student Technology Consultant Application
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