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According to experts in cyber security, there may be nothing that Harvard and institutions like it can do to fully protect themselves from future attacks from hackers.
The security breach to Faculty of Arts and Sciences and central administration information technology networks may have compromised email login information.
HUIT issued an alert on its website about the outages, which it said began at 10:30 a.m., at around 11 a.m. Friday.
The creation of this student system is one of the first steps of a larger effort to centralize existing web systems and make it easier to pay bills, submit study cards, and register online.
The system will allow students from across 12 Harvard schools to complete tasks ranging from submitting study cards to handling billing payments, all on one online platform.
In the wake of Saturday’s report that administrators secretly searched resident deans’ email accounts, it remains unclear whether University policy permits Harvard officials to conduct covert searches of student email accounts.
Senior Resident Dean Sharon L. Howell became the first of Harvard’s resident deans to publicly challenge the way that administrators handled their covert search of resident deans’ email accounts last fall and the fallout since the search came to light on Saturday.
Harvard administrators secretly accessed the email accounts of 16 resident deans in an attempt to determine who leaked communication regarding the Government 1310 cheating scandal that made its way to the media, the Boston Globe reported on Saturday evening.
Days after internet activist Aaron Swartz's Jan. 11 suicide, The Huffington Post reports that during the 1990s, Swartz's prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann—who was, even then, a pioneer in policing the internet—tried to get Harvard's cooperation in monitoring the University's network usage without a court order. Heymann proposed that the University put an "electronic banner on its intranet telling users they were being monitored" and implying their consent. Harvard refused, HuffPo reports, citing "the privacy of its users."
HUIT is conducting a focus group in the Science Center and giving away Starbucks Gift Cards worth five dollars to all participants. Get there before they run out!
Starting Wednesday, students will be able to submit designs for the new face of my.harvard.edu to the Harvard Student Information Technology Advisory Committee.
In an effort to improve wireless internet access in some of the campus’ weakest hot spots, Harvard University Information Technology will install a new wireless core and 4,000 wireless access points by September.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar’s office has made headway on the development of a new online registration portal ...
Harvard University’s home page was hacked Monday morning by a group calling themselves the “Syrian Electronic Army.”