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Several Miami students and staff members have reported receiving an email that appears to be from someone at simmons.edu and asks recipients to update their myMiami quota. Please be aware that this message is a hoax and a phishing scam.

It is spring cleaning time again, so it is the perfect time to start thinking about removing some of the clutter in your office, home or residence hall.

Shredfest

Shredfest is your opportunity to bring your confidential office and personal documents for secure, on-site shredding.

Banner and BannerWeb will be unavailable from 5:00 pm on Friday, May 2, until end of the day Saturday, May 3. During this time, IT Services will upgrade several Banner modules to the most recent version.

The problem

A major security vulnerability named the Heartbleed Bug was disclosed Monday night. This bug allows nefarious individuals to steal the private keys protecting information on websites using SSL security (sites that begin with https). Once the attacker has the private key for a website, the bug can scrape a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored including usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.

Several Miami students and staff members have reported receiving an email that appears to be from the Miami "ITS-Support Center" and asks recipients to reply with their user name, password, and date of birth. Please be aware that this message is a hoax and a phishing scam. IT Services will never ask for your password, social security number, bank account number, or other sensitive personal information via email

MyCard will experience a brief service disruption on Tuesday morning, April 1st at 3:00 am to move its location on the Miami network. The outage is not expected to last more than 10 minutes.

After 12 years, Microsoft support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. Microsoft will also no longer provide security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. IT Services has been working with local Technical Support personnel since summer 2013 to support the move away from Windows XP, and to help faculty/staff to upgrade.

IT Services will be upgrading the Qualtrics survey tool on Wednesday, March 26. An outage will occur from 10:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm. The outage will only affect survey owners from creating new surveys or updating existing surveys. It will not affect users from taking surveys that have already been initiated.

Niihka will experience a 30 minute service outage tonight between 12:00 and 12:30 am. The outage is required to restore the Turnitin service. Please be sure to log off Niihka prior to midnight tonight, as any unsaved changes will be lost without warning.

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