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Apple macOS High Sierra: Critical Security Update
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 29 November 2017 11:27 AM

Apple released a critical security update today in response to the discovery that the root password for macOS High Sierra could be easily compromised. We are not running macOS High Sierra on campus, and are not imaging computers with High Sierra. This only affects users who have administrative access to their own computers who upgraded.High Sierra

We're advising than any faculty, staff or student who updated their laptop to macOS High Sierra run the App Store to get today's security update.

If are currently running macOS Sierra (10.12), and did not upgrade your laptop to High Sierra, everything is fine and there is no action necessary on your part.

If you're confused about what OS you have go to Apple > About this Mac and check your OS version.


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Apple macOS High Sierra: Don't Upgrade Yet
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 25 September 2017 03:59 PM

Apple released its newest version of macOS today called High Sierra, but we can't recommend that you upgrade yet. Why?

1. There is a nasty zero-day vulnerability in High Sierra that was discovered hours before release. Via ZDnet.

2. We haven't yet tested all of our apps and workflows against it yet. Early adopters usually encounter a few bumps, and we don't want that to be you. Arstechnica Review

Hope all students, faculty and staff are having a good semester so far. We're always here to help at IT Services.


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New: Online Faculty IT Tech Info sessions
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 24 August 2017 02:30 PM

If you’re new to OCAD U and need to get up to speed with all of the awesome supports we have for faculty at OCAD U, we’ve organized one-hour online sessions to give you a quick introduction, and point you to resources for further reading. 


  • Welcome to OCAD U
  • Laptop Program: Wireless, software,
  • Canvas
  • Office 365
  • Web Services: Zoom, Techsmith Relay
  • Q&A

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android using and a headset.

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Laptop Program 2017 Canvas Course Published!
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 07 July 2017 05:06 PM

We're happy to announce our Laptop Program 2017 Canvas Course has been published, and we've got lots of new content for you to browse and learn about technology at OCAD U.

Surface BookLearn about: 

and more!

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