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Monthly Archive for April, 2014

WesFiles went off line for about 20 minutes from 10:40 to 11:00 am.  ITS has resolved the issue.  Xythos Drive users who were working on documents should save their files again before continuing. If you have any trouble saving your file, contact your Desktop Support Specialist and do not close the file.

Heartbleed – Follow Up

News about the Heartbleed security threat continues to circulate.   Many users in our community have contacted ITS asking for advice about changing passwords and whether they need to change their Wesleyan password.  While ITS continues to believe that our risk for exposure was very low, we have systems that use OpenSSL and responded accordingly […]

Heartbleed security threat

Another Internet security story has made the headlines. This new threat, referred to as Heartbleed, exploits a vulnerability in an application in widespread use called OpenSSL. Many of you may have heard about this on NPR or in the news. Here is a link to a good explanation of this issue: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/08/300602785/the-security-bug-that-affects-most-of-the-internet-explained ITS reacted swiftly […]

XP End of Support

Microsoft will end support for Windows XP tomorrow, April 8.  (More information can be found on the ITS website.) Many of you have been working with ITS staff to have machines upgraded.  Because we expect that there will be attempts by malicious people to exploit these machines rather quickly, we have been prioritizing this effort and ITS […]