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News for C& C


Windows XP Support is Ending

(April 4, 2014)

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. No security updates or technical support will be available after that date. Computers running the Operating System, Windows XP, on campus will become vulnerable to threats such as viruses, malware, and hackers and will put UCR systems, networks, and data at significant risk.

Microsoft Word RTF vulnerability

(April 4, 2014)

Microsoft has released a Security Advisory about an exploit that makes MS Word and MS Outlook vulnerable to attackers via opening up an RTF attachment or email message. A "Fix It" tool and workaround is available, as well as more information.

iLearn system upgrade 12/18-12/20

(December 9, 2013)

We will be performing an application version update and a database upgrade to our learning management system, iLearn. iLearn will be unavailable on Wednesday 12/18/13 8:00am through Friday 12/20/13 12:00pm.

Guestwireless

(February 15, 2013)

It is now easier to create Guest Wireless accounts on campus! UCR faculty can now create up to ten accounts at a time, and the duration of these accounts may be extended on an as needed basis.

Version Upgrade to iLearn

(December 18, 2012)

This upgrade needs to be completed in order to enhance functionality as well as increase system security. iLearn will be unavailable on Thursday 12/20/12 from 8:00am-8:00pm. This is a software version upgrade. Operation will remain unchanged and course sites will be preserved as designed prior to the upgrade.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

(October 1, 2012)

Keep your devices secure, read about security precautions, protect your identity!

iLearn system upgrade 9/18-9/20

(September 13, 2012)

Computing & Communications will be performing a version upgrade to our learning management system, iLearn. This upgrade needs to be completed in order to enhance functionality as well as increase system security. iLearn will be unavailable for use during the following time period: Tuesday 9/18 8:00am - Thursday 9/20 8:00pm.

CAS Certificate Migration

(July 12, 2012)

C&C is retiring the current auth.ucr.edu host and certificate on July 15, 2012 due to the expiration of its certificate. Sites and applications using the Central Authentication Service across campus must migrate their webserver to use a new host and certificate for CAS.

New wireless access service, "eduroam"

(May 31, 2012)

Eduroam is an international wireless exchange service.  It allows faculty, staff, and students from participating institutions to use their local credentials (e.g. your UCR NetID and password) to authenticate to wireless services.

PHP Upgrade

(May 17, 2012)

PHP upgrade on the servers took place at 8pm May 16th. Check your websites for any incompatibilities.

"UCR Today" portlet within R'Space

(March 28, 2012)

In collaboration with the office of Strategic Communications, C&C is pleased to announce the availability of the "UCR Today" portlet within R'Space. The portlet has automatically been added on the homepage containing shortcuts to "featured" and "latest" headlines.

New student DMCA notification & remediation process

(March 23, 2012)

Computing & Communications, in close collaboration with the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Office, has deployed new automated systems to help prevent illegal file sharing.

CPMS Enhancements

(March 8, 2012)

The Capital Programs Management System (CPMS) will be upgraded to support new functionality that improves the integration between CPMS and the Physical Plant system and provides for enhanced email notifications.

Information Security Training available through UCR's LMS

(March 5, 2012)

With the objective of enhancing the security of UC's information technology environment, the UC Office of the President recently released an Information Security Awareness course. This course is designed to promote practices that will help prevent security breaches involving academic and administrative systems, including personal computing devices.

New UCR Photo Roster System

(February 13, 2012)

The UCR Photo Roster System is a "visual roster" that provides faculty digital images of students who are enrolled in their courses.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541
E-mail: helpdesk@ucr.edu

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