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Early last week, S&T information technology was notified that some encryption protocols used on our campus are not secure. These protocols are meant to secure online communication between two individuals, computing hardware or servers for a specific purpose. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, these insecure encryption protocols will be removed from the servers to protect privacy of data communication for our campus community.
Due to the nature of encryption protocols and the variety of equipment used at S&T, the impact of this change is unknown and may impact the ability to connect to services on campus. The biggest risk is that devices with out-of-date software, such as old versions of browsers or operating systems, may be using these compromised encryption protocols. If you are using software with insecure encryption protocols, you will no longer be able to connect to campus servers using that software.
If you have difficulties connecting to campus servers after the insecure encryption protocols are removed on Tuesday, Aug. 15, please contact the S&T IT Help Desk for assistance.