Microsoft is ending support for IIS6 functionality and this means that IT Services will be shutting down servers running IIS6 in July. IT Services has scheduled the transfer of current IIS6 web sites to a new server during May and June. Continue reading
Again, there has been another attempt at Phishing, sent to approximately 600 University Email recipients on 30 March. If you have received an email with the subject ‘eMail Alert!!!’ you should delete it immediately. Do not open it and do not click on any links in it. Continue reading
On Tuesday 27 March, ITS completed an overhaul of the Sophos infrastructure to bring us up to the latest protection they have to offer.
The primary reason was to begin deployment of the new version 10 of Sophos for Windows, which adds a level of network protection not possible with version 9. This is in order to protect against emerging threats as we have been advised by Sophos.
Sophos 10 for Windows will be deployed gradually over the coming month with no user action required. The most obvious change that you will see is the icon on the task bar will change from
Summary of changes:
- Protection is offered at the network driver level rather than only in common web browsers.
- Sophos can now assess if a PC is missing any Microsoft/Adobe/Java/Apple etc. patches.
- Servers running Sophos now operate with a “long term support” version (fewer reboots for upgrades).
- Faster updates with better resource usage (assuming Windows Vista or later).
Following the monthly announcement of the Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates, our Security team have the following bulletin covering vulnerable versions of Java, the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) issue and a reminder about Adobe product updates. Continue reading
There has been an attempt yesterday, 1 March, to trap people into giving out their login details for University of Reading IT systems.
Should you receive an email with the subject line ‘Your email storage limit is low.’ simply delete it. Continue reading
There has been an attempt today, 25 January, to trap people into giving out their login details for University of Reading IT systems. Should you receive an email with the subject line ‘Attention: Staff/Students’ simply delete it.
Do not open it. Do not click on any links in it. Continue reading
We have had the following advice from Philip Edwards in the Central Room Bookings office regarding the Timetabling Website and thought it may be useful: Continue reading
IT Services have recently been reviewing campus licences for all our software and specifically where “home use” rights are available. As such we have had to review and update our advice to staff and students. Continue reading
Over the last few days there have been a number of problems with the Blackboard service at which manifested itself as very slow log on times and problems navigating through the system. Continue reading