News archive - August 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mozilla Firefox ESR version upgrade – August 23

What is happening? The following browser update will be made to Academic Support computers. All unmanaged versions of the software (below) on Academic Support computers will now be managed via a security group (AS-CM-software):

  • Mozilla Firefox 60.0.2esr deployed to AS-CM-MozillaFirefoxESR security group
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Library Course Reserves System users: Password change recommended – August 23

This notice is to highlight a recent computer security issue detected and actioned by the University’s Information Systems and Technology (IST) information security team.

A recent cybersecurity review revealed that the University of Waterloo Library’s Course Reserves System had been recording, to a log file, the WatIAM userid and password of those who had accessed the system. This includes over 1,000 individuals who used the tool in November of 2016, where their user name and passwords were made available on a public web server.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

RESOLVED: WatIAM issues - August 21

Resolved: WatIAM is now fully functional, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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

Monday, August 20, 2018

RESOLVED: WatIAM unavailable - August 20

Update: As of 4:40pm, WatIAM is back up with full functionality.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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

Monday, August 13, 2018

SharePoint maintenance - August 15

What is happening? In preparation for the MC data centre shutdown, four SharePoint servers will be removed from service. 

When is it happening?  Wednesday, August 15 between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m.

Why is it happening? To ensure that there are no issues prior to the MC data centre shutdown.

Who will it impact? No impact is anticipated as the remaining servers will continue to carry out email and calendar functions.

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