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.
Mac OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi problems
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. Continue reading
Shell Shock Bash vulnerability Mac OSx patch
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. Continue reading
Microsoft Student Advantage
From the 1st October the University of Reading will be providing access to Microsoft Office 365 through Microsoft Student Advantage.
A new way to raise requests and incidents…
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. Continue reading
‘Heartbleed’ OpenSSL vulnerability
There has been widespread media coverage of the Heartbleed OpenSSL IT security vulnerability this week. Continue reading
Latest scam email
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.
Adobe personal data breach
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. Continue reading
6 months until end of Windows XP support.
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. Continue reading