In early 2013, the Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy Group (TELSG) proposed the expansion of centrally managed Wi-Fi services across the University. Continue reading
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
Personal Home Pages’ New Home
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
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
Latest Phishing attempt
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
Sophos update to v10.3
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
Windows 8 RT
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