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Monday, May 15, 2017

Ransomware threat resulting from leaked NSA hacking tools -May 15

What is happening? In mid-April 2017, hacking tools alleged to have been developed by the NSA were released to the public.  These tools exploit a flaw in all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.  Microsoft had released updates in March 2017 to correct the flaw in supported versions of Windows.  On Friday, May 12, a ransomware worm named “WannaCry” attacked hundreds of thousands of computers in approximately 150 countries by exploiting this vulnerability.  While the initial malware outbreak was stopped by a security researcher, we expect more attacks given the

Monday, March 14, 2016

SPSS VDI environment maintenance March 20

What is happening? Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and license servers will be restarted to apply updates.

When is this happening? Sunday, March 20 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

What is the impact? The SPSS VDI environment used in some Arts undergraduate classes will be unavailable during the maintenance window. 

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