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February 26, 2014

Nominate a Student for a 2014 ITS Computing Prize

ITS annually sponsors two student computing prizes: the Max Goldstein Prize and the George Sadowsky Prize. Nominations are open until the dates specified below, and can be submitted by any NYU community member.

The Max Goldstein Prize of $500 is awarded to an NYU undergraduate who has applied computing in a creative and practical way to improve the academic, cultural, or social life of the NYU community. Please send nominations — including the student's full name, school and class year, your relationship to the nominee, and a brief description of his/her accomplishments — to maxgoldsteinprize-group@nyu.edu by noon on Monday, March 24.

The George Sadowsky Prize of $500 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who exhibits exemplary innovation in using the Internet for community service. Please send nominations — including the student's full name, school and class year, your relationship to the nominee, and a brief description of his/her accomplishments (including the website address) — to sadowskyaward-group@nyu.edu by noon on Monday, March 31.

February 24, 2014

Important iOS update patches SSL vulnerability

An update to iOS 7 was released on Friday, which fixes a significant vulnerability on SSL, the protocol used for secure transactions over the web. You should update your mobile devices as soon as possible to avoid this vulnerability. As usual, the normal security precautions apply: don't use untrusted networks, use VPN to connect to NYU systems, and patch regularly. For more information on the vulnerability, see: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/apple-security-flaw-what-you-need-to-know-1.2549246.

APPLE-SA-2014-02-25-1 OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 and Security Update 2014-001
The security update for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is now available from the Mac App Store or http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/.