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Network Maintenance For June 4th
Posted by Joey Noble on 2017-June-01 12:29 PM

VCU TS will be performing network maintenance on June 4th from 6AM – 10AM which will affect many enterprise-wide applications. Please see the link below for more information and plan accordingly.

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SafeNet Wireless Certificate Update
Posted by Joey Noble on 2017-April-13 10:19 AM

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, VCU TS will be upgrading the SafeNet wireless network. A new security certificate will need to be ‘trusted’ when logging into SafeNet after the upgrade. Please visit the link below for further information and instructions for accepting the new certificate on both Mac and Windows systems.

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New Vulnerabilities Affecting Adobe Flash Player
Posted by Joey Noble on 2017-January-12 09:54 AM

There is a new vulnerability exploit affecting the Adobe Flash Player application which everyone at VIPBG has installed on their system(s). Below is an excerpt from VCU’s Chief Information Security Officer. Please click the link provided and follow the instructions to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to the most recent version.

Adobe have recently released a security advisory addressing a number of critical vulnerabilities in its Flash player product for various operating systems. The most severe of these vulnerabilities can lead to remote code execution by an attacker. There are no reports of exploitation in the wild at the moment, but patches are released by Adobe to address these issues.

Adobe Security Bulletin:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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ALERT: Mozilla Firefox Vulnerability - Update Immediately!
Posted by Joey Noble on 2016-December-02 10:16 AM

A severe vulnerability affecting Firefox was disclosed late on Tuesday 29 Nov. 2016.  This vulnerability allows arbitrary remote code execution using the browser. It is recommended that you update your Firefox application immediately using the following instructions:

  • Windows OS – Open Firefox and click on the three bar icon at the top right of the browser window. Select Options and Advanced. Enable Automatically install updates. Relaunch browser.
  • Mac OS – Open Firefox and then from the top navigation menu select Firefox > Preferences and Advanced. Enable Automatically install updates. Relaunch browser.

 After upgrading, you should be using version 50.0.2.

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VCU Alert Desktop Alert Client Deployment
Posted by Joey Noble on 2016-November-18 09:53 AM

Starting Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, Windows-based VCU computers (laptops, desktops, etc.) will begin receiving on screen emergency alerts when an active, imminent and life-threatening situation exists that impacts the Monroe Park and/or MCV Campus. VCU's LiveSafe users will also receive an emergency alert message through the cell phone app. These new notifications are part of VCU’s multi-channel system for communicating emergency information to students, faculty, staff, visitors and the community. Other channels include sirens along with text messages, Alertus boxes, mass email, digital signs, social media and VCU website information.

The VCU Alert Alertus desktop client software will be deployed on Friday, November 18th, via a GPO. The GPO will be at the top level OU of the Rams domain. All domain joined Windows desktop computers (not servers) will receive the software package. Current Mac users may install the Alertus Desktop client manually using the link below. All new laptops (Mac/Windows) will have the Alertus Desktop Client pre-installed.

For more information, please visit

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