About Pepperdine Device Management

The latest developments in device management at Pepperdine, along with relevant informational links and our patch log.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Server and Flash Upgrades

The Device Management Server was recently upgraded to add new administrative features and enhancements that will make the job of keeping our computers updated and secure more efficient. The most noticeable change on the client side is that the Windows and Mac alert messages are now standardized (see image below) so there is a uniform experience on both platforms. This makes it much easier for users to recognize when a security patch has been applied to their computer and helps reassure them it is a legitimate Device Management alert.
Before: Windows and Mac users received different alert windows leading to confusion
After, both Windows and Mac users receive an alert window displaying the official Device Management logo
Adobe also released a new version of Adobe Flash (version 14) for Windows and Macintosh which addresses vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. Adobe recommended all users update to the latest version as soon as possible. Following our standard period of compatibility testing on campus for use with our systems such as WaveNet and Kronos, we are now actively upgrading computers with older versions to the more secure current version.

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