News archive - July 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pre-login security message to be implemented - July 31

What is happening? Due to the recent influx of malware attacks (delivered via suspicious email attachments), a pre-login security message will appear on all academic support workstations managed by IST.

When is this happening? Friday, July 31 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stagefright bug makes Android devices vulnerable to remote access, and all that’s needed is your mobile number.

According to news reports published earlier this week, IT security experts have identified a vulnerability in Android’s operating system that allows someone to access your device, including all apps, content, and even your camera, using only your mobile number. The worst part? The owner of the compromised device won’t even know that it’s happened.

What is Stagefright?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Complete: OnBase upgrade - August 10-11

Complete: The OnBase upgrade to version 15 is complete and the system is available for use. Graduate applicant documents viewed through Quest are available.

Questions or concerns? If you encounter issues or have questions about the new version, please email rt-ist-onbase@rt.uwaterloo.ca.


What is happening?  OnBase is being upgraded to version 15.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SharePoint issue - July 29

Resolved: The SharePoint issue has been resolved, however some SharePoint services required a restart. If you continue to experience issues with SharePoint, please log out from your workstation and log back in again. This should clear any lingering issues with connections to the SharePoint infrastructure.

Persisting issues? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

Monday, July 27, 2015

FORE maintenance - July 30

What is happening? In order to ensure the ongoing security of FORE (financial online reporting environment), the development and production FORE servers will be moved behind the load balancers.

What is the impact? Direct access to these FORE servers from off-campus will no longer be permitted. On-campus access will not change, this includes satellite campuses. FORE will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

When is this happening? Thursday, July 30 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon).

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