Network outage in Warren [Resolved]

The networking outage in Warren has been resolved. If you are still experiencing issues please contact the ACMS Help Desk at (858) 534-2267

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We are currently experiencing an intermittent networking outage in Warren College and are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please refer to this blog for status updates.

Apple IOS Security Vulnerability: Xcode Ghost

A new security vulnerability has been located affecting IOS devices, both stock and jailbroken. Specific versions of applications downloading from the AppStore are the source of the vulnerability.

Apple is working on removing these applications from the AppStore, but if you already downloaded an infected version, you are at risk until the application is removed.

The following list details which apps are confirmed infected: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/what-you-need-to-know-about-ios-malware-xcodeghost.1918784/#post-21896151

ResNet is monitoring our network for infected devices, and will block your phone / tablet if we  discover malicious traffic coming from it.

If you are blocked, please remove any copies of the identified malicious apps and call us at 858-534-2267 to be unblocked.

Critical Security Update for All Versions of Windows

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Windows to address a critical security vulnerability. They have provided details of the update here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3087985

We highly recommend that all ResNet users on Windows (including those using Parallels, Fusion, or Bootcamp), run Windows Update immediately to obtain the patch.

Security Vulnerability for Lenovo Laptops

Lenovo has released information regarding a security vulnerability found in certain laptop models. We highly recommend that all ResNet users that own a Lenovo product check the following list and, if they own one of the affected models, immediately follow the instructions to update their laptop firmware and remove the vulnerability.

http://news.lenovo.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2013

Windows 10 Upgrade Media Creation Tool

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, which allows you to upgrade your computer to their latest operating system earlier than waiting for the update through Windows Update.

If you’d like to get Windows 10 up and running on your computer ASAP, check out the following instructions from Microsoft:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

VirtualLabs Downtime Tomorrow

ACMS’s VirtualLabs service will be experiencing downtime tomorrow to allow our User Services team to perform necessary maintenance. VirtualLabs may be unavailable throughout the day.

Please contact the ACMS Help Desk by email at acms-help@ucsd.edu or by phone at 858-534-2267 with any questions, or to report unannounced problems with other services.

Reserve your Free Copy of Windows 10

Microsoft has released details about their free upgrade path to Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. If you’re using either one of these operating systems, you are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 for the next year!

Click here to learn how to reserve the free upgrade: http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-10-upgrade