The Internal Revenue Service has issued an advisory and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team reminds users to be cautious at this time of year.
Technology news for UMD faculty, staff and students
February 2014 Archives
Beware of Tax Season Phishing
Web Conferencing Software RFPs Due Mid-March
The process of selecting web conferencing software is underway.
ITSS By The Numbers: Security Team
The ITSS Security Team addresses the many security concerns ranging from systems, network, end user workstations, credit card processing, and forensics.
Symantec License Expires June 2014
Ten Years Ago in ITSS: IP Telephone Service Implemented
The 2003 move of the Minnesota Extension Service (MES) offices to the Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) location was a major factor in implementing Internet Protocol technology. The old phone system at CFC could not support the expansion needed for the staff. All CFC and MES staff were provided direct 726-numbers. For further information consult the March 2004 newsletter article: IP Telephone Service Implemented.
Internet Explorer 9 is now available
Internet Explorer 9 is now available in Software Center. This is optional software but will allow users to upgrade if they choose. This update will require a reboot. If users run into compatibility issues, it is possible to run IE9 with IE8 compatibility mode, or administrative rights will be required to remove the update and move back to IE8.
Security Tip: Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
Adobe Flash security updates deployed
The latest versions of the following applications will be available in the Software Center Tuesday, 2/6/14:
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
The Adobe Flash updates address the recent security issue. Your browsers (Firefox, IE, Chrome) must be closed for the updates to install.
New Learning Technology Suite Available to UMD Community
UMD students, faculty and staff now have access to Read&Write Gold software, which has the capability to help improve learning for everyone regardless of ability or learning style.