OWA changed to SSO

The authentication of our webmail (https://owa.ist.ac.at/) has been changed to use our Shibboleth SSO (as most other applications), so it looks like: If you are on Campus/connected via VPN with an IST device, you should be logged in automatically, as well as if you already logged in somewhere else via SSO. Because of this change, Read More …

Linux kernel vulnerabilities (BleedingTooth)

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 Read More …

How to safely share data

Sharing data (documents, images, databases,…) to internal and external users/collaborators is a very common task we do every day. Safely sharing is not always necessary, but usually suggested. When is it necessary to share safely? The following data needs to be shared safely: Documents/data containing personal data (e.g. CVs, passports, addresses, grades, …) Financial data Read More …

2018-04-17 Phishing mail

The following phishing mail has been sent to a number of IST Austria recipients. The sender address seem to be a hacked university (Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University) account. From: Nourah A. Algdeb <naalgdeb@pnu.edu.sa> Subject: Informationszentrum IST Owa 2018  Screenshot of the email: Do not click on links or download attachments of suspicious emails.