News archive - January 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Service alert - Delay in emails - January 26

What is happening?

Delay in some email (all uwaterloo.ca based)

When is this happening?

Date: 2018-01-26

Start Time: 09:00

End Time:  unknown      

Comment: 

Email seems delayed for some users.  Investigation in progress.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact the ACO Help Desk, acohelp@uwaterloo.ca or extension 33190.

Friday, January 19, 2018

[Isthd] Email security alert – January 19

What is happening? 

The IST security team has been made aware of a phishing attempt being sent to several University of Waterloo email accounts. If you receive an email that appears to be from Alexis J. Corriette, please do not click on any links within the message and be sure to delete the email. IST is investigating to determine a way to prevent further emails from reaching users.

Contact soc@uwaterloo.ca if you have opened the attachment or followed any links that may have been in the email.

Monday, January 15, 2018

[Isthd] Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities – January 15

What is happening?

Major security vulnerabilities have been announced that affect all Intel CPUs (and many other CPUs) dating back several years. Emergency patches are being released by multiple vendors to mitigate the risk.

What do you need to do?

For IST managed workstations/servers:

  • You do not need to do anything. IST has already deployed patches for all IST managed workstations and are in the process of installing patches on IST managed servers.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SharePoint maintenance – January 17

What is happening? 

As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services.

When is this happening?

Wednesday, January 17  from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18.

What is the impact to SharePoint users?

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