Macintosh security alert

Apple Macintosh users should upgrade systems to Mac OS X 10.8 or later


2:58 p.m., March 3, 2015--With the release of Mac OS X 10.10 last year, Apple announced that versions 10.7 and earlier would no longer be supported. Using a version of Mac OS that is not supported puts the security of your computer, your computer accounts, and the information stored on your computer at risk. 

Additionally, a planned upgrade to increase the security of the VPN software used to securely access confidential UD information will not work with versions previous to Mac OS X 10.8.

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University of Delaware Information Technologies recommends that if a UD-owned computer is running an unsupported operating system, it should be upgraded to a supported version or be moved off the Internet.

  • Follow the steps at this IT help page to find out what version of Mac OS X a computer is running. 
  • Some older Apple computers are unable to run the latest version of the operating system. Use the Mactracker app to determine the newest version of Mac OS X that a computer can run.
  • Go to the App store or Apple’s website to update University-owned Macintosh computers to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

Those who require help upgrading a computer to Mac OS X 10.10, upgrading a computer to Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9, or safely using software or equipment that requires an older, unsupported version of Mac OS X, should contact their unit’s IT professionals or the IT Support Center for assistance. 

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