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February 2014 Archives

Beware of Tax Season Phishing

The Internal Revenue Service has issued an advisory and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team reminds users to be cautious at this time of year.


Posted on Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Web Conferencing Software RFPs Due Mid-March

The process of selecting web conferencing software is underway.


Posted on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


ITSS By The Numbers: Security Team

The ITSS Security Team addresses the many security concerns ranging from systems, network, end user workstations, credit card processing, and forensics.


Posted on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Symantec License Expires June 2014

The University site license for Symantec anti-virus software is expiring June 21, 2014. Before that date, University computers that have Symantec Anti-virus software installed must migrate to Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP).

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Ten Years Ago in ITSS: IP Telephone Service Implemented

The 2003 move of the Minnesota Extension Service (MES) offices to the Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) location was a major factor in implementing Internet Protocol technology. The old phone system at CFC could not support the expansion needed for the staff. All CFC and MES staff were provided direct 726-numbers. For further information consult the March 2004 newsletter article: IP Telephone Service Implemented.


Posted on Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Internet Explorer 9 is now available

Internet Explorer 9 is now available in Software Center. This is optional software but will allow users to upgrade if they choose. This update will require a reboot. If users run into compatibility issues, it is possible to run IE9 with IE8 compatibility mode, or administrative rights will be required to remove the update and move back to IE8.


Posted on Monday, Feb 17, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Security Tip: Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

Whether traveling to Sochi, Russia for the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or viewing the games from locations abroad, there are several cyber-related risks to consider.

Posted on Friday, Feb 7, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Adobe Flash security updates deployed

The latest versions of the following applications will be available in the Software Center Tuesday, 2/6/14:

Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox

The Adobe Flash updates address the recent security issue. Your browsers (Firefox, IE, Chrome) must be closed for the updates to install.


Posted on Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


New Learning Technology Suite Available to UMD Community

UMD students, faculty and staff now have access to Read&Write Gold software, which has the capability to help improve learning for everyone regardless of ability or learning style.


Posted on Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments