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We have seen another increase in phishing emails over the last few weeks and this is having an impact on both staff and support services.

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It has been widely discussed on Mac user forums that there are issues with the Wi-Fi connectivity in the latest version of Mac OS X.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Following the widely publicised discovery of a vulnerability in the UNIX Bash feature, IT has patched all servers where this may have posed a risk. Read the rest of this entry »

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From the 1st October the University of Reading will be providing access to Microsoft Office 365 through Microsoft Student Advantage.

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On 22 April, IT Services will start using a new Service Management Tool, supplied by TOPdesk. This system is a Software as a Service offering and is accessed via your browser from anywhere, making a real change to how staff and students can access services supplied and supported by IT Services. Read the rest of this entry »

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There has been widespread media coverage of the Heartbleed OpenSSL IT security vulnerability this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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We have had a mail sent to University staff this morning which is another scam.

Do not click on the links in the email. We have taken steps to block the site and to mitigate the risks associated.

Bleasdale

 

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We are advising that you beware fake e-mails such as ones pretending to be either from Voicemail, HMRC, image scanners, courier deliveries, company complaints etc, containing small “Zip” attachments.
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Early in October, the multimedia giant Adobe admitted to having suffered a data breach of significant proportions, with initial estimates from Adobe numbering it at 2.9 million compromised accounts. Just how significant is now becoming clearer as the count of those compromised is still increasing. Read the rest of this entry »

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The end of Windows XP and Office 2003 support from Microsoft is now only 6 months away. As in our previous news item, from April 2014, there will no longer be any operating system or security updates made available from Microsoft. Read the rest of this entry »

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