March 2012 IT Security and Help Desk Newsletter

March Security Topic - Social Networking

We will be providing a PDF of this article and future articles. These articles are provided the University of Colorado Office of Information Security. Social Networking

Equipment Purchasing

The PSC and IT Departments from all CU campuses have worked with Dell to establish a pricing agreement.  Prices include Desktops with 3 year warranties starting at $649, Laptops with 3 year warranties starting at $949.  All of these computers can be ordering directly from the CU Marketplace, just click on the Dell Punchout to see these prices.  If you need any assistance with configuring these computers please call the Help Desk at ext 3536.

UCCS also recieves a small discount on Apple computers, including a streamlined process to handle A-cards.  Even though Apple is not part of the CU Marketplace the equipment can still be ordered with an A-card.  If you are looking to purchase a MacBook or an iMac please call the Help Desk at ext 3536 for assistance.  Apple does not discount the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

We can also assist with selecting printers for a personal office, or for the entire department.

Software for University Computers

For PC's all of the following software is avaialbe at no cost for any Universtiy owned computer:

  • Windows 7
  • Office 2010
  • AntiVirus Software

For Mac's all of the following software is avaialbe at no cost for any University owned computer:

  • Lion (OSX 10.7)
  • iLife
  • iWork
  • Office 2011
  • AntiVirus Software

All software must be installed by the IT Help Desk, please contact the Help Desk for more information.

Keeping Campus Safe - The Numbers

Incoming spam and malicious emails kept out of your inbox in the past 30 days: 4,604,692

Viruses and malware removed or quarantined automatically in the past month: 437 incidents

Software Update Notes

Microsoft March Updates - Please make sure you save your work before you head home tonight (3/13). The updates may cause your computer to reboot.

Mac March Updates - Be sure to update your Mac, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner and click on Software Update... be sure to install all updates.

Adobe March Updates - Be sure to update your Flash, this affects Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

Latest Firefox version: 10.0.2 and 3.6.27

Latest Google Chrome Version: 17.0.963.78