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Information Technology

Prohibited Software and Hardware

Prohibited Software and Hardware

The Information Security Policy and Procedures (sections 17.1 and 16.2.7.1) provide for a list of hardware and software that, because of information security risks, cannot be used on the UVM campus wired or wireless networks. 

Prohibited Software

Software
Source
Version
Risk
Effective Date
Windows XP
Microsoft
XP (all releases and service packs)
Microsoft will deliver no security patches after April 8, 2014.  For more information: Microsoft Windows XP Faces April 8, 2014 Deadline
April 8, 2014
MacOS X
Apple
MacOS X 10.6 and older
Apple will deliver no security patches February, 2014
Software packages that permit the computer to be “remote controlled” (e.g. PCanywhere)
all
all (unless approved by Information Security Operations Team)
Unauthorized access to workstations and data
September, 2011
“Hacking tools” (e.g. network sniffers and password crackers)
all
all
Unauthorized access to workstations and data September, 2011

Prohibited Hardware 

Hardware
Source
Version
Risk
Effective Date
Wireless access points
all
all
Unauthorized access; network disruption
Longstanding
Routers
all
all
Unauthorized access; network disruption Longstanding



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