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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Change NetID password now

The Office of Information Technology advises all faculty, staff, and students to reset their UTA Net ID passwords to protect against the recent Heartbleed bug. UT Arlington servers have been updated and patched.

Faculty and staff with SecureDoc-encrypted machines should reset their NetID password at the SecureDoc web page.

If you do not have a SecureDoc-encrypted computer, change your password using NetID Self Service.

Installation begins for Internet Explorer patch

A patch for Internet Explorer is being installed on UTA computers by the Office of Information Technology. Microsoft reported a serious vulnerability for the browser earlier this week.

Leave your computer on when you leave work today, Thursday, May 1, so the patch can be installed. UT Arlington will automatically update and restart OIT-managed computers at 7 p.m. today.

If you did not leave your computer on Thursday, then you will receive a prompt Friday, May 2, to reboot your computer to complete the patch installation.

If your Windows computer does not automatically receive updates, manually run an update.



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