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  • Temple Center Network Outage on 10.29
    There will be a center wide network outage next Friday, October 29th from 6 PM – 8 PM. Alert Details WHAT: Firewall Hardware Upgrade/ Global Protect Client UpgradeWHEN: Next Friday, October 29th @ 6 PM – 8 PMWHY: The current firewall is coming to its end of life soon, and needs…
  • Legacy VoIP/Polycom Phone Outage Affecting Bryan/College Station
    Summary There is currently an outage that is affecting all legacy VoIP users. The TAMU Division of Information Technology has contacted the vendor, but there is currently no ETA on when this issue will be resolved.  Who is Affected? This outage affects all Polycom phone or Legacy VoIP users on campus….
  • Trick or Treat! Phishing- It’s Always a Trick
    Phishing has been plaguing email users since 1996, and it is not going away any time soon. Email protection and filtering have evolved and become extremely intelligent, but so have the phishing campaigns. Malicious individuals create more than 1.5 million new phishing sites each month and phishing accounted for over…
  • Urgent Update Needed for Apple Devices
    Apple has discovered devices such as: iPhones iPads Macbooks iMacs Mac Minis Apple watches are vulnerable to a newly discovered exploit called FORCEDENTRY The vulnerability, which is being actively exploited, is in how the device’s graphics component loads images. The device owner simply needs to open a specially crafted iMessage with…
  • Don’t Get CAPTCHA’d By This New Phishing Technique!
    Microsoft warns that attackers are now employing a more sophisticated email phishing attack technique. The attack uses links that redirect to a CAPTCHA page before again redirecting to a realistic-looking login website to get you to enter your credentials twice. Multiple redirects and the CAPTCHA page used in this type…
  • August 2021 VPN Update
    The Global Protect VPN service will be undergoing necessary updates August 26th from 8pm-11pm. Alert Details WHAT: VPN client configuration updateWHEN: August 26th @ 8pm-11pmWHY: Follow Security standards for VPN and Best PracticesIMPACT:  VPN service will be unavailable during the updateUSER INTERACTION: Save any work prior to scheduled outage On completion…
  • Important macOS Updates Required
    What is happening Apple no longer supports operating systems that are older than Mojave, or 10.14.6.Microsoft has announced that they are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on macOS Sierra 10.12 and macOS High Sierra 10.13. Only the 3 most recent versions of macOS will be supported…
  • Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication Activation
    What is changing? Users will be prompted to use their Duo accounts to authenticate to access any of the web-based or workstation based Office 365 applications. At this time the re-authentication option for Duo to remember your device will be reduced from 30 days to 5 days as per the…
  • Duo “Remember Me” Option Change
    What is changing? This change was mandated by the TAMUS System Chief Information Security Officer (SCISO), in response to a newly discovered security threat targeting MFA systems, like DUO. You can read more about the updated TAMU System Security Control standard here. What does this mean for you? If you…
  • New User Training Series
    We want to invite YOU to ourAgriLife IT New User Training Series! This series will run through July 2021 with sessions scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday. We look forward to helping you navigate your new IT environment, and answering all of your questions! Our first session will be  Friday, June 11 at 10…

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Updated on October 19, 2021

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