Kansas State University


IT News

Tag: Apple Mac

K-State Trend Micro antivirus and Mac OS X Mountain Lion compatibility issues

For those who are planning on upgrading their Apple computers to the latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system, there is a known compatibility issue with older versions of Trend Micro antivirus. Before attempting to upgrade to Mountain Lion, ensure your computer is running Trend Micro version 1.5.6043 or newer. Continue reading “K-State Trend Micro antivirus and Mac OS X Mountain Lion compatibility issues”

Malware for Macs hits campus

Malware targeting Apple Mac computers was inevitable – hackers couldn’t continue to ignore this popular platform where users tend to be complacent because they buy into the myth that Macs are more secure. They are not inherently more secure; they’ve just been ignored by cybercriminals… until now. Several K-State departments have reported Mac computers infected with fake antivirus malware called MACDefender or something similar.

Like its Windows scareware counterparts, MACDefender tries to trick the user into buying useless or non-existent security software for up to $99 by convincing them their computer is infected. The only thing they’re infected with is the fake AV software, and those tricked into making the purchase give their credit card information to criminals.

Continue reading “Malware for Macs hits campus”

TechBytes Oct. 7: Apple iPad

Dennis Devenney will present “Apple iPad” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in 401B Hale Library. Join us for an overview of the Apple iPad including topics such as:

  • iPad – Generation 1
  • iPad the technology – the future
  • What you get with one – the accessories
  • Setting it up – syncing with your computer, iTunes, purchasing apps, etc.
  • Setting up services – wireless, e-mail, calendar, etc.
  • Security
  • Applications
  • Tips and tricks

Continue reading “TechBytes Oct. 7: Apple iPad”

Faculty/staff: Computer store’s “grand relocation” event Sept. 28

Join the K-State Student Union Computer Store as we celebrate our relocation with Apple Account Executive Dan Senstock. Senstock will present sessions on Apple’s mobility strategy with the iPad and how it is beginning to change our higher education campuses. “The Future of Academics” Reception and iPad Demo sessions are scheduled 9:30-11 a.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union.

These duplicate sessions are open to all faculty/staff at K-State. RSVP by noon Monday, Sept. 27, to 785-532-7202 or akagdis@k-state.eduEach session will include:

  • Hands-on demos
  • Refreshments
  • Door prizes
  • Giveaways

Continue reading “Faculty/staff: Computer store’s “grand relocation” event Sept. 28”

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard available at Union Computer Store

On Friday, Aug. 28, Apple released Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for all Intel-based Macs. Snow Leopard is available for $29 at the Union Computer Store or via their online store. If you purchased a qualifying Mac on or after June 8 that does not include Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you can upgrade for $9.95 through Apple’s Snow Leopard Up-to-Date Program.

This is an incremental upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard rather than a release of a new operating system. Hence the “Snow” added to Leopard rather than a new big cat name. According to Apple, Snow Leopard is “Refined, not reinvented”. Some of the features of Snow Leopard include: Continue reading “Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard available at Union Computer Store”