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Alerts

01.11.2018 | Security flaws (Meltdown and Spectre) affecting many computers, tablets, and mobile devices

Please see alert for information on the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws.

02.21.2018 | Ensemble Video - Unavailable @ 12-2 AM EST for Scheduled Upgrade

The Ensemble Video cloud servers will be unavailable on Wednesday morning (2/21/18) from 12:01AM - 2AM ET for a planned upgrade to Ensemble Video 4.8.

Enterprise System Maintenance

Tuesday, 4:00 am - 8:00 am

Wednesday, 4:00 am - 8:00 am

Thursday, 4:00 am - 8:00 am

Sunday, 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enterprise Systems may be unavailable during these times.

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Security Tips

04.18.2014

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability, named the Heartbleed bug, in many online encryption systems used around the world (OpenSSL encryption).  This vulnerability affects the security of servers which handle encryption between computers, like when you connect using https to banking websites and a majority of websites where you are using passwords and private data.

02.26.2014

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Apple released a patch to fix the vulnerability in OS X that we previously reported to the campus community. This patch should be installed immediately on your Mac OS X computers.

02.24.2014

On Friday, February 21, 2014 Apple released a patch to iOS 6 and 7 to fix a vulnerability in the way SSL is handled. These patches should be installed immediately on your iOS devices.

11.27.2013

This message may appear to come from a colleague who claims to be sharing a document via Google Docs. The link actually goes to an entirely different website and asks for your Gmail credentials. As with other phishing emails, be wary of unfamiliar links and generic sounding emails. If you weren't expecting a "very important document", check with the colleague before trying to open it.

11.6.2013

ITS would like to warn the community of the prevalence of an up and coming form of malware.  Ransomware is malware that criminals install on your computer so they can lock it from a remote location.

07.15.2013

This messsage claims to be from UPS about a package delivery. Do not click on the link in the email. If you're concerned that a package your expected may actually be held up somehow, call UPS or the sender. Click here for a sample email.

08.20.2013

This message, possibly appearing as though it comes from a friend, claims that the sender is trapped in another country and has lost all their money and password. They request that you send them money to help out. Click here for an example.

06.10.2013

Both variations of this message claim to be from the Help Desk. One claimed that you're over your email quota (click here for an example of this message).

08.20.2013

This message claims to be from Amazon.com and had several variations on what type of order was being confirmed. Always be suspicious of orders you didn't place. Never click on the links in the email or use the phone numbers they provide. If you're concerned that someone really is using your account without your permission, call their listed phone number or visit their website.

05.21.2013

This message states that it comes from the Help Desk claiming that your account was accessed by someone else. Click here for the sample email.

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