February 16, 2018

Major CPU Security Flaw: What Libraries Need to Know

Intel Corporation this week acknowledged two serious, processor-level security vulnerabilities—named “Meltdown” and “Spectre”—that affect virtually all computers manufactured during the past decade that contain the company’s market- leading CPUs. Processors manufactured by ARM and AMD may also be affected by Spectre, reportedly the more difficult flaw to exploit.

Keeping Library Content Secure | From the Bell Tower

Illegally breaking into licensed library content doesn’t require sophisticated hacking skills—just a legitimate network account. Higher education recently discovered such accounts for sale on the Internet. Do we have good options for preventing thefts?

Are You Being Watched? | From the Bell Tower

Academic librarians may have thought that Patriot Act-like efforts to monitor the activities of individuals were more the concern of public librarians. A growing security mentality may change life on campus.