Is your computer protected from Log4j flaw?

​New patches to fight the Log4j vulnerability are being released on a near-daily basis. You can protect your Rowan-owned computer from this serious threat by keeping it up to date

Here’s how you can check if your computer has the tools it needs to defend itself against the Log4j flaw and other security risks: 

  • Operating system & software updates: You’ll receive notifications in your taskbar when you have pending updates on a Windows computer. Review our article on checking for updates to see exactly what to look for on your Windows computer or to get instructions for Mac computers. 
  • Browser updates: Make sure you have the latest version of your browser installed. We’ve compiled links to instructions for updating popular browsers, including desktop and mobile versions. 
  • Antivirus updates: The McAfee antivirus software that protects your Rowan computer automatically updates throughout the day. You can manually install the latest update on a Windows computer by right-clicking the McAfee icon in the taskbar and clicking Update Security. See our article on checking for updates for more information, including instructions for Mac computers. 

In addition to checking for and installing pending updates, you can help us protect your data, your team and your university from the Log4j vulnerability and other threats by regularly restarting your computer, locking your computer at the end of the day (rather than shutting it down) if you are on campus, and connecting to the Rowan VPN for at least two hours a day if your computer is mostly used off-campus. 

As a reminder, we are actively reaching out to employees who are assigned computers that do not meet our security standards and working one-on-one to resolve the issues. Computers that do not comply with our security standards will be disabled. 


For answers to frequently asked questions about Log4j, visit


If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Support Center at 856-256-4400, or submit a ticket in the Rowan Support Portal.