Here is what went out in the Middle School and High School announcements today.

On March 4th the common BitTorrent client Transmission was infected with a ransomeware application known as KeRanger. Ransomeware locks down a computer until the computer’s owner pays a ransom to have it unlocked. The ICT Office has proactively removed Transmission from any school computers that had it installed.

The lesson to be learned here is to only install software that has been certified by Apple. The best way to do this is to only install software from the MacApp store or Self Service.

Remember, with great power comes great responsibility.