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:
We highly recommend that all ResNet users on Windows (including those using Parallels, Fusion, or Bootcamp), run Windows Update immediately to obtain the patch.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 858-534-2267 with any questions, or to report unannounced problems with other services.
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
The Help Desk will be closed on Monday, May 25th in honor of Memorial Day. Regular support hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:00AM.To report a network outage during the holiday, please call (858) 534-2267 and leave a message
You might be familiar with ResNet’s policy regarding personal routers, namely, that they must be secured before being used with our network. This article details a new security vulnerability found on a poorly secured routers worldwide:
Yesterday, May 6th, 2015, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler spoke at the National Cable & Telecommunications Conference, urging the various cable companies operating to build on each other’s territory and compete for customers.
Microsoft is on course to release Windows 10 later this summer, and instead of dropping the OS upgrade simultaneously across all systems, they’ll be going for a roll-out-style launch. Devices running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade for free once the launch occurs, followed by other devices later in the cycle:
There will be a wireless code upgrade happening this Sunday 3/15 on the main campus wireless network from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. During this time UCSD-Protected, UCSD-GUEST, UCSD-SCRM, Eduroam, and SDSC networks will experience intermittent outages.
The ResNet network is NOT part of the upgrade and should not be experiencing any outages. If you experience internet connectivity issues on the ResNet network during or after this upgrade, please contact the ACMS Help Desk.