All posts tagged Security

Tax fraud and identity theft information
Posted by Tony Hendrix on February 24, 2017

As last year, the area is again getting hit with identity theft leading to tax fraud. This is not a result of anything at WMU being "hacked". Should you be a victim, please see identity theft victim information, reporting identity theft to the IRS and the IRS tax fraud presentation made to the WMU community last year linked at wmich.edu/security/securityawareness


Monthly Microsoft security updates installed March 26 and 27
Posted by Tony Hendrix on March 24, 2017
Start: Mar 26 12:00am
 End:  Mar 27 6:00am

Monthly Microsoft security updates will be installed on servers between 12:01 and 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, and 12:01 and 6 a.m. on Monday, March 27. This may affect Windows and Mac machines that utilize services on these servers. If you experience problems accessing your services Monday morning, you may need to reboot your desktop. Questions should be directed to the Technology Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1.


Monthly Microsoft security updates installed April 23 and 24
Posted by Tony Hendrix on April 19, 2017
Start: Apr 23 12:00am
 End:  Apr 24 6:00am

Monthly Microsoft security updates will be installed on servers between 12:01 and 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 23, and 12:01 and 6 a.m. on Monday, April 24. This may affect Windows and Mac machines that utilize services on these servers. If you experience problems accessing your services Monday morning, you may need to reboot your desktop. Questions should be directed to the Technology Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1.


Ransomware attacks, how to stay safe
Posted by Tony Hendrix on May 16, 2017

Ransomware is again making the news. The most recent massive ransomware attack is self-replicating and spreads virally from vulnerable machine to vulnerable machine without one having to open an email, click on a link or take any other sort of action. Stay safe, please see http://wmich.edu/security/ransomware for information on how to assure your devices are not vulnerable.


Monthly Microsoft security updates installed May 21 and 22
Posted by Tony Hendrix on May 17, 2017
Start: May 21 12:00am
 End:  May 22 6:00am

Monthly Microsoft security updates will be installed on servers between 12:01 and 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, and 12:01 and 6 a.m. on Monday, May 22. This may affect Windows and Mac machines that utilize services on these servers. If you experience problems accessing your services Monday morning, you may need to reboot your desktop. Questions should be directed to the Technology Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1.