The Davis Family Library will offer extended hours starting Sunday, December 6th. We will open at 9 am that day and be open 24 hours through Friday, December 11th, when we will close at the regular 11 pm. Saturday, December 12th will be regular hours, 9 am – 11 pm. 24/7 will resume on Sunday starting at 9 am and the library will close at 10 pm on Sunday, December 20th. A Middlebury College ID will be required to enter the library after 11 pm during this period.
Armstrong Library will maintain regular hours, with extended hours on Friday and Saturday, December 18th and 19th.
Full hours can be found at go/hours.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Join your colleagues from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses for a presentation and discussion on critical cybersecurity issues including phishing and cracking.
- On October 29th at 12:30 Eastern time, Information Security will host a Cybersecurity Roadshow.
- You can join the discussion in Lib105A on the Middlebury Campus or on PolyCom 710205
- Central Monterey meeting location McCone Boardroom
Please join us for this discussion. It is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Computer security is the responsibility of us all.
For more information call Information Security at 802-349-5805
All Middlebury students, faculty, and staff are entitled to a full installation of Sophos anti-virus software for use on a personally-owned computer. ITS has changed the location for virus definition updates and request that all users update their Sophos clients on their personally-owned computers. The latest installers are now available at http://go.middlebury.edu/sophos.
These versions are for student and faculty/staff home-users, on their personally-owned devices. Middlebury provides managed anti-virus software for Middlebury-owned devices that updates automatically. Please do not attempt to install a home-use version of Sophos on a Middlebury-owned system.
Following T-Mobile and Sprint, AT&T has just enabled a much-anticipated feature called Wi-Fi Calling for people who have an iPhone 6, 6 plus, 6s, or 6s plus running iOS 9.x on AT&T.
From AT&T’s web site…
With Wi-Fi Calling, you can talk and text over Wi-Fi when cellular coverage is limited or unavailable. For example, some indoor locations may be difficult for even a strong cellular signal to reach. Now, with a Wi-Fi connection, you can talk and text in those hard-to-reach places.
- Wi-Fi Calling is easy to set up and use.
- Once you set up Wi-Fi Calling, your phone automatically detects when to use it. Wi-Fi Calling will only be used if cellular coverage is weak or unavailable.
- It works with your AT&T mobile number and compatible device—no new number or app required.
Once you set up Wi-Fi Calling on your phone, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits. Just follow the steps in your phone’s settings to get started.
- Make and receive unlimited domestic calls within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands at no additional charge.
- International long distance rates apply for calls made to international numbers.
- Text messages sent or received using Wi-Fi Calling are counted and charged under your existing rate plan.
Here is a link to AT&T’s FAQ page on Wi-Fi Calling that should answer any questions that you might have.
- Are you a T-Mobile subscriber? Here is a link to T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling FAQ page.
- Are you a Sprint subscriber? Here is a link to Sprint’s Wi-Fi Calling FAQ page.
- Are you a Verizon subscriber? Verizon Wireless has released a new version of its Verizon Messages app, enabling users to make Wi-Fi calls from their newer iPhones.
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Middlebury ITS Information Security is currently investigating indications that members of the Middlebury community are using iOS apps infected with the recently discovered XCodeGhost malware.
XCodeGhost-infected apps can potentially steal private information and even launch phony authentication dialogues that can be used to attempt to steal usernames and passwords. Despite this capability, no information has yet come to light indicating that the infected apps were used for malicious purposes, such as harvesting personally identifiable information or stealing passwords
The majority of the XCodeGhost-infected apps were authored by Chinese developers who were tricked into downloading fake Apple development libraries. Therefore, the greatest impact of the XCodeGhost appears to be in China. Some apps have been identified, however, that have world-wide use, including WeChat, Baidu, and others.
If you have an iOS device, our recommendation is that you remove from the device any apps known to be compromised with XCodeGhost. Download and reinstall the app from the Apple App Store once a fixed version has been made available.
A list of known bad apps can be found here: http://www.apple.com/cn/xcodeghost/#english
Additional details on XCodeGhost can be found here: https://labs.opendns.com/2015/09/21/xcodeghost-materializes/
Questions regarding this security alert may be directed to email@example.com.