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Northwestern IT Responds to MacOS Vulnerability

Northwestern Information Technology (IT) is monitoring the recently publicized vulnerability related to the Macintosh computer operating system (version High Sierra 10.13.1) that allows an attacker to gain access to a Mac without a password.

If you are a Mac user, please consult with your local desktop support to ensure that your system is appropriately configured to avoid this issue.

Northwestern IT has notified the University's internal technology support and security support networks that Apple has released a security update for Macs running High Sierra 10.13.1. For additional information, please see Apple’s site: About Security Update 2017-001.

If you suspect that your system has been accessed by an unauthorized individual, please report any suspicious activity, or actual compromise, to Northwestern IT Security (



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Students, faculty, and staff: Review these quick start guides to learn how to take full advantage of Northwestern's tech resources



Welcome to Northwestern! As a student you have access to a multitude of tools for managing your information like grades and tuition, plus resources you can use for academics, research, and more.
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Northwestern IT offers essential services and tools needed for teaching, research, and administration including Canvas, Box, SharePoint, conferencing, telephone services, and lecture capture.
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As a member of the Northwestern community, you have access to a multitude of technology tools to collaborate with colleagues, conduct research, teach, and manage your daily life at Northwestern.
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Northwestern IT professionals can find work-related tools and resources, join or create communities of practice and interest, collaborate with colleagues, and get helpful information.

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