The newest version of iOS 13 is out now, and it looks like the number 13 might not be a lucky number for Apple. According to Inc., the Department of Defense (DOD) sent an email last night “strongly encouraging” both its employees and contractors not to upgrade their iPhones to iOS 13, but rather to wait for the next release, iOS 13.1, to update their devices. Continue reading iOS Users: Don’t Upgrade to 13… Just Yet!
As part of our continuing efforts to enhance IT security, SMU OIT will deprecate older Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 & 1.1 protocols from several SMU web-based services, including www.smu.edu, Webmail, and my.SMU on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Continue reading SMU Ends Support for Older Security Protocols on Web Services
After the successful launch of Duo two-factor authentication for my.SMU, OIT will be moving forward with the next step in our effort to safeguard student and employee accounts. That next step will be to improve authentication for access to student email and other Office 365 services. We will do this by enabling two-factor authentication for Office 365. Starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Duo two-factor authentication will be required to access Office 365. Continue reading Duo Two-Factor Authentication Coming to Office 365
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, OIT will implement two-factor authentication for all SMU sponsored accounts accessing my.SMU. This change includes Kelly Services employees, sponsored instructors, and student worker W Accounts. Two-factor authentication utilizes a solution from Duo Security called Duo Mobile. Continue reading Duo Security Coming to my.SMU for Sponsored Accounts
On May 30, 2019, the University will implement a change to the existing password requirements. Your new SMU password will now have a minimum length of 12 characters and will expire after 365 days versus the current 180 days. The password complexity requirement will not be changing, meaning your password must still have a combination of 3 of the following character types: Continue reading New SMU Password Requirements Coming Soon