Tuesday, August 23, 2005

OIT updates campus security

The Shorthorn Online : "Recent hacking events affecting students at the University of North Texas concern students here, including Karen Shiue, on what is being done to protect their information.

�I don�t like that we use our Social Security number here for identification,� the chemistry junior said. �I received a couple of random e-mails and wondered why I was getting them.�

On Aug. 4, UNT discovered that a computer hacker had accessed 38,000 student housing files, including personal information from the server, said Kelley Reese, UNT university relations director.

Reese said UNT responded by blocking access to the server, updating the firewall, implementing more stringent policies, notifying students and alerting the general public."

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