Apple releases patches for OS X, IOS, Safari.

All Apple owners should use the App store to update their Apple software.

Cisco to buy OpenDNS

Cisco will by the DNS provider.

Additional Access Points

Access points are being added to several buildings this summer, in particular in Hooper, Race, Pfeiffer, Guerry, ARC, Collins Annex and Fine Arts. Networking’s goal is to have approximately 1500 access points active on campus by the end of the year, currently there are about 1300. In addition the newer access points will be utilizing the 5.0 GHz band as well as the older and more congested 2.4 GHz band. The 5.0 GHz band provides higher speeds and is better able to meet capacity.

ICANN may release WHOIS information.

Any personal information (phone number, email, address, etc.) used during domain registration.  

Critical Adobe Flash Patch

Adobe has released an emergency patch for Flash on Linux, Windows and OS X.  All users should upgrade ASAP.  Chrome uses it’s own version so check to make sure you’ve got the latest version of that browser.

Outdoor Wireless Fully Installed

All 15 outdoor access points have now been installed on campus

Outdoor Phase 1



The outdoor wireless extends from the University Center up Cardiac Hill to Hunter and Hooper/Race.

Technology out of the box

Check out NPR’s recent story of a museum that is using technology to make an impact on the experiences of those that are visually impaired.

NPR Prados Exhibit


Tox, Create Your Own Ransomware

A new ransomware framework named Tox allows you to create your own malware for free.  They take 20% of your haul.


For Friday, May 22, 2015

SERVICES SUBJECT TO BEING PREEMPTED BY MAINTENANCE.  The maintenance tasks listed below, to ensure that all UTC information Technology services  provided to support the academic mission of the University will operate at optimal levels,  will be performed during the regularly monthly scheduled Friday maintenance time beginning at 5:30pm.  During this maintenance period you are welcome to use all available services,  subject to interruption. You will be notified when all maintenance is complete

The following maintenance will be performed and you should expect intermittent interruption in services during the maintenance window:

1.  Patches for web systems
SERVICES SUBJECT TO PREEMPTION:  Production web ( services
2.  Identity & Access Management Server Updates
3.  Windows Server OS updates
Backup/Restore Capabilities, BEST Security System (Swipe Cards), Event
Management System, Facilities Management System, ListServ (Raven),
Exchange Email, Personal & Department Shares, Residential Management
System, SharePoint 2010 Services, SMTP Server (Outgoing Mail), UC
Foundation System, Digital Signage, WUTC, Disability Resource Center,
System Center Operations Manager, Alertus, AxisTV, Housing Imagining,
Ticket Office System, Regics
4.  Library Web Server updates
including ezproxy, wordpress, mediawiki, etc
5. Bomgar Appliance updates
SERVICES SUBJECT TO PREEMPTION:  helpdesk bomgar services.
Contact Information:
For any urgent issues and technical difficulties related to this request, please contact Reed Gregory at UTC ext. 5276  or 4551 during the regular work week.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to maintain IT services for UTC.

Next scheduled  maintenance date is June 5, 2015

How could we use technology to better our campus space?

NPR has an interesting article on productivity and work space. How do you think we could apply this technology to better our work and student campus spaces?

Email your ideas to