Now this is just getting nasty.
Phishing is serious business, don’t get caught out as these attacks are VERY convincing.
Be VERY careful.
There was a University wide Shibboleth-based login problem this morning. This affected all Shibboleth services. The symptom is a web browser timeout to services like our Student Meal Booking system. IT Services investigated and found that it was a firewall issue which was blocking return traffic from Shibboleth. They have now been resolved the problem so Shibboleth services should be back to normal.
IT Services will be renewing the certificates for Radius servers tomorrow morning
(2nd February) at 9am.
What on Earth does this mean?
It means that your Eduroam connection may break and either:
If you still cannot get connected then you may need to reinstall the certificates using the Eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT)
This is a very targeted Phishing attempt to Oxford University staff and students.
These types of phishing emails are ONLY going to get more sophisticated. Please be extra careful in your inbox.
DO NOT FOLLOW THE LINKS WITHIN EMAILS.
You should read this blog post from OxCERT on how to recognised a genuine Oxford login page.
Yeah I know more phishing attempts, but still people are falling for these for some reason.
Before you believe anything in your email inbox check it out for yourself. Have a read of our blog post about checking your Inbox capacity.
Earlier in the year the Apple Mail client got updated which now means that it asks for more information when connecting to Microsoft Exchange servers.
As you know Oxford University uses Microsoft Exchange.
Apple Mail now asks for Internal and External URLs. For Oxford Nexus use this address for both Internal and External fields:
Here is a screenshot which should help you get your Nexus email configured with Apple Mail.
Do you want to convert your laptop into a Time Machine and travel back in time like Dr Who? Then you’ll be needing a TV Licence.
The law is changing with regard to TV Licences and BBC iPlayer.
From 1 September 2016, you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you download or watch BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer on devices which are connected to mains power – no matter whether that is Live, catch up or on demand.
For example charging your laptop whilst watching BBC iPlayer will need a TV Licence.
Learn more about the TV Licence changes here: http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/freshers
BBC News website has a useful article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37243332