Announcements

Security Alert – Update Google Chrome

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the web browser Google Chrome. These vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user visits, or is redirected to, a specially crafted web page. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions, or cause denial-of-service conditions.

All Google Chrome versions prior to 67.0.3396.62 are vulnerable and should be updated.  If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Banner Services Unavailable Sunday, June 10 from 4:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Office of Information Technology will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 4:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  myBama will be available during the upgrade, but channels that connect to Banner will not be accessible, including self-service and administrative systems. For questions or concerns, contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

May 14, 2018 Phishing Attempt

Monday, May 14, 2018, many UA employees received a phishing email with the subject title “[UA Course]: New Course”

This email is a phishing attempt designed to steal credentials such as a myBama username or password.  If you haven’t already, please delete the email. Additionally, if you are not a DUO user, please activate your DUO account at duo.ua.edu.

If you did receive this email, and you did provide any sensitive information, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Below is a screenshot of the email.

phishing attempt

Server Maintenance – May 20, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. OIT will be performing routine server maintenance. During this maintenance window, Listserv, DegreeWorks, and file servers on the UA-NET domain will be unavailable. All services will resume by 9:45 a.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

UAPD to Test Public Address System

Beginning Monday, May 21, The University of Alabama Police Department will periodically test the indoor public address system. The test should be audible only at the University Police building. However, should you hear the test, please contact UAPD at 205-348-5454.

Digital Signage Upgrade

Beginning Wednesday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m., OIT will be implementing an upgrade to the AxisTV (digital signage) application.  During the upgrade, content managers will not be able to update any signage content. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

Microsoft Imagine Web Store Maintenance

The Microsoft Imagine web store will undergo system maintenance Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.

New downloads will be unavailable during this time; however, programs that have already been installed will not be affected by this maintenance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Expiration Email – May 9, 2018

*Update* 9:30 a.m. – The error has been resolved. Email accounts will not be disabled.


Many users received an email with the subject title “Email Account to be Disabled” If you received this message, please disregard the email. OIT is investigating a mis-formatted data file.

Expiration email