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For the Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

University Addressing Microsoft Vulnerability

Microsoft has reported that a virus is exploiting a widespread security vulnerability that has the potential to impact all Microsoft Windows systems on campus. UT Arlington has not yet experienced this virus and is proactively working to prevent it.

To protect against this vulnerability, the Office of Information Technology has already begun to patch all University computers running the Microsoft Windows platform that are properly configured. However, your computer will not be fully protected until after it is patched and rebooted. Please reboot your computer as soon as you are prompted to do so.

OIT offers services to protect UT Arlington information resources against such malicious activities and will automatically keep your computer protected. All University computers should already be subscribed to these services. However, you may check to see if your computer is protected to confirm. Subscribing to these services is a relatively easy task and will ensure that all computing equipment is protected with approved vendor updates and antivirus definitions on a timely basis, making your computing equipment as secure as possible.

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