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Summer 2012

DNSChanger Malware Reminder
After July 9, 2012 computers infected with the DNSChanger virus will no longer be able to resolve web-site names and will appear to lose access to the Internet. If you haven't checked your work and home computers for DNSchanger infections, now is the time.
Fall 2012 Lab Software to Reflect Actual Course Use
If you teach in a full access computer lab please check the Fall 2012 Full Access Software list to ensure that the course software that you use is listed. If the course software that you use is not listed, please submit a software request form before July 23, 2012.
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.x, Symantec Client Security 3.x Vendor Support Ended July 4
To ensure that your anti-virus protection is up-to-date and supported, you should update your antivirus to the current version, Symantec EndPoint (version 12.1) on both your University and personal computers.
AD Policy: Screen Saver
On June 1, an Active Directory (AD) policy was implemented that forces Windows AD workstations to a password-protected screen saver after 15-minutes of inactivity. This setting was part of the original QuickStart settings and is part of the University-wide security policy.
AD SCCM: Java 6 Update 33
An optional installer is available for users to upgrade their Java.
AD SCCM: Flash, Quicktime Updates
Flash and Quicktime updates are available on Active Directory via System Center Configuration Manager services.
Keep everything. Share anything. Introducing Google Drive for UMN.
Google Drive is the newest addition to the expanding list of Google Apps available for the University of Minnesota.
#captionTHIS Day
June 6 was #captionTHIS day. The goal was to raise awareness of the need for captioning and to take action.
Ten Years Ago: Web Design Update Newsletter Began
In July 2002 the first issue of the Web Design Update Newsletter was published.

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