Alumni Resources

Introducing Statuspage on is.wfu.edu

Announcements | Jun 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Information Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Statuspage to the IS website.

Whether it’s a server issue, bug in production, or scheduled maintenance, downtime may happen. Statuspage provides a way to get in front of incident communication so IS can focus on fixing the problem at hand.

Statuspage is displayed in the top menu of the IS website and is available at status.is.wfu.edu.

Simply click on the icon to view a detailed description of an incident. Additionally, our campus community can choose to opt into real-time outage and scheduled maintenance alerts via a simple sign up.

University recommends Twitter users change their password

Alerts | May 07, 2018 at 9:42 am

Via Business Insider:

Twitter is advising all its 330 million users to change their password after a glitch left them exposed in the company’s internal systems.

Twitter discovered the glitch and did not find any “breach or misuse by anyone,” the company said in a blog post.

The bug left passwords in an internal log “unmasked,” meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random set of letters and numbers, the password itself was displayed in plain text.

Even though the company says it has no reason to believe anyone obtained any sensitive information, it is telling users to change their password “out of an abundance of caution.”

4/5/2018 – Data Breach for MyFitnessPal accounts

Alerts | Apr 05, 2018 at 2:08 pm

You may have seen information in the news about a data breach affecting Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal accounts. Under Armour released this statement to account owners.

As a reminder, it’s best practice to change your account passwords often and refrain from using the same or similar logins and passwords for multiple services.

If you have questions concerning this message, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

1/8/2018-Major computer security threats in the news

Announcements | Jan 08, 2018 at 3:12 pm

You may have seen information in the news about new computer security threats.The flaws — dubbed Meltdown and Spectre — affect processing chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM. Information Systems is aware of the potential threats. It is important that you keep all your devices updated with security releases and application updates as they become available.

1/8/2018 – Updates to Google Calendar

Announcements | Jan 04, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Beginning Monday, January 8, 2018, Google will add new features and update the look and feel of the Google Calendar for its users, including Wake Forest University.

Read more about the fresh look and new features from Google.

This update was initially announced as an option to Google Calendar users in October 2017.

1/3/2018 – Important information regarding the wireless network

Announcements | Jan 03, 2018 at 10:56 am

Information Systems is making improvements in the configuration of our wireless network.

Beginning this week, users will see a new wireless network, WFUwireless-legacy, to be used for connecting older devices which support only the 2.4Ghz spectrum, such as Raspberry Pi and iPhone 4S and older. Most devices will continue to connect, without any changes, to WFUwireless and should enjoy improved performance. This change will provide an overall better wireless experience for all users.

What do I need to do/know?

  • The new wireless network, WFUwireless-legacy, will be visible in the list of wireless networks.
  • If you no longer see WFUwireless in your list of available networks, you should connect to WFUwireless-legacy.
  • Starting the week of January 1, 2.4Ghz devices will no longer be able to connect to WFUwireless.
  • Most users will not have to make any changes to their WFUwireless configuration.

 

Winner Announcement

News | Dec 06, 2017 at 9:58 am

Thanks to all the members of our campus community that participated in our National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign. Attendees registered to win several awesome prizes donated by Dell, Cisco and IS, including a Chromebook and other fun technology. We are excited to announce the winners!

  • Google Chromebook (from Dell) – Joseph A Soares, Chair, Department of Sociology
  • Beats Headphones (from Cisco): Mark Cook, Facilities  
  • Bluetooth Speaker (from IS): Anna Marie Carr, HR  

Photo of Joseph SoaresPhoto of Mark CookPhoto of Anna Marie Carr

11/29/17 – Security Vulnerability in macOS High Sierra

Alerts | Nov 29, 2017 at 2:51 pm

If you’re running macOS High Sierra, it’s time to update your Mac as soon as possible!

You may have seen information in the news about a security vulnerability in macOS High Sierra (10.13.x). Apple released Security Update 2017-001 today that corrects this issue. If you are currently running 10.13.x on your Mac (not just WFU-issued), you should run the security update now.

If you have questions concerning this message, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

10/17/17 – Wireless Exploit in the News

Announcements | Oct 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

You may have seen information in the news about a malicious wireless security exploit called “Krack.” Information Systems is aware of the potential exploit and is currently working with our vendors to secure our network and systems.