Personal home pages, i.e. those hosted at www.personal.reading.ac.uk/~[username], have been moved to a new server. Continue reading
On 2 December 2013, there will be changes to how you connect to the Wi-Fi at the University of Reading. In order to keep in line with the recommendations of the Eduroam Federation, we will be changing the eduroam network to no longer support WPA-Enterprise encryption. Continue reading
Please note that the email that you may have received this morning is spam. Please do not click on any links in the mail. An image of the email is attached below. Continue reading
AppGrad is not approved for use with University of Reading IT Systems and should not be used. It is not associated with the University of Reading. Continue reading
Version 10.3 of Sophos Endpoint Security client for Windows is coming early in October. This version adds support for the Sophos Client Firewall on Windows 8 workstations as well as an updated threat engine. Continue reading
Following Microsoft’s currently aggressive pricing on the Surface Tablet, particularly the Windows 8RT version, here are some pros and cons for this Operating system Continue reading
We have started to force the Office 2010 Service Pack 2 installation to all our managed PCs since 29 August.
Once the install has finished, the next time that Outlook is opened, you may experience sluggish opening of your InBox, if a re-index for Search occurs.
Also, PCs may run more slowly whilst the install is running.
Office 2010 SP2 has been available since end of July and contains significant bug and performance fixes. We normally push current Office SP to desktops around this time every year.
The only known issues with SP2 are not relevant, as they apply only to Server 2003.
A few days ago somebody “responsibly” published proof-of-concept code for vulnerabilities in Java and as a result there are now exploits starting to appear in drive-by-download exploit kits. Continue reading
We have had a recent upsurge in University of Reading specific phishing scams. This time, they are tailored particularly to mimic our mail systems. Continue reading