VMware Academic Program

UA now has a subscription to the VMware Academic Program! VMware Academic Program offers students and faculty in STEM programs to access virtualization technology and resources for teaching and research. The software can be downloaded at https://oit.ua.edu/software/vmware/. Use of the software is limited to students and faculty in STEM programs and courses. Lab administrators can request access from the IT Service Desk. Please email itsd@ua.edu to request access.

June 17, 2018 – Network Upgrades

Sunday, June 17, 2018 OIT will be performing upgrades to the network. Users may notice a brief drop in network connections during the maintenance window from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. If you experience any connection issue after 8:00 a.m., please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

Turning Technologies Maintenance – June 16, 2018

Turning Technologies will undergo necessary maintenance Saturday, June 16, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. This maintenance is expected to run throughout the day, and it may cause intermittent outages. During any outages, access to both TurningPoint accounts and TurningPoint mobile responding will be unavailable. Students will be notified that an update to the TurningPoint app is required upon opening the app.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Faculty Resource Center at 205-348-3532 or frc@ua.edu.

myBama, Banner and Other Services Unavailable Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Office of Information Technology will install a quarterly Oracle patch on Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The following services will be unavailable during the installation period: Appworx, BITPRD, Banner, CEME, CENSUS, Crystal Report Server, Degree Works, myBama, OIRA, PCR and SiteFile. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

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