IT Services have had an outbreak of phishing attacks where we have had to block accounts and websites. Continue reading
On 14th August, a multiple hardware failure in one of the core network routers resulted in extended and widespread network and Internet access issues. Continue reading
As most of you probably know, the Office 2013 Preview has been out for over a week now for testing by the general public. However, we do not recommend that you run Outlook 2013 Preview. Continue reading
In light of the regularity of malware incidents, we have another security bulletin about Java and Windows Update.
Our security team have now seen machines on campus and on the readingConnect network running Java version 1.6.0_31 being compromised via a “Scalaxy” exploit kit. It’s only a matter of time before the exploit appears in other, more prevalent kits.
Java needs to be 1.6.0_33 or 1.7.0_5 (released on Patch Tuesday, 12 June) to be safe. IT Services automated script will now also upgrade Java 1.7.0_x if required, should you need this, please contact IT Services.
This month’s Patch Tuesday Microsoft updates included a fix for a Remote Desktop (RDP) exploit that could again be potentially used for a worm. People with RDP enabled on their PCs or Terminal Servers need to be patched as soon as possible.
There were also fixes for Internet Explorer that are being actively exploited. We have seen one attempt to exploit another IE vulnerability that has not been patched yet, but for which exploit code has been published.
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
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
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
At 18.00 on 1 November, IT Services will be performing a hardware upgrade to the Blackboard system.