Apple recently released updates for iOS and OS X, which address a critical vulnerability impacting encrypted communications. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to eavesdrop on connections between you and other parties, disclose personal information or install malicious software. All users of iOS and OS X Mavericks are advised to install the latest system updates as soon as possible. If you need assistance, contact the Help Desk (x4357). For more information, visit the Cyber Security website.
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The new Mac Pro workstation (pictured) will be featured at a special MUG meeting on Monday at noon in Building 50A-5132. Learn about its new capabilities as well as tools to help migration. IT is also hosting several classes on the newly launched video conferencing systems, which can help you get the most out of our new software offerings as well as the conference room video carts. Additional “Introduction to Arduino” classes are also scheduled, where you can learn the basics of programming for Arduino hardware. Classes on effective Powerpoint design and Excel for Science are also on the calendar. For more information about all these events, visit the IT website.
IT has announced the availability of two new services designed to make it easy to use video conferencing for your next meeting. First, 30 conference rooms have been outfitted with self-service video carts which provide high quality audio and video conferencing using many popular video conferencing services. Second, all employees now have an account on Fuze, the Lab’s new online meeting and video conferencing application. Fuze combines an easy to use interface with high definition multi-way video. For more information, visit the IT website.
Many IT services including windows home directories, most collaboration tools, and several business systems, will be offline this Friday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in order to upgrade storage hardware. This outage will also impact IT hosted websites including TABL and News Center as well as sites hosted for scientific divisions. For more information about the impacted services, visit the IT website. Since the IT website and TABL will be offline, visit status.lbl.gov for information during the outage.
ReadyTalk is the audio and web conferencing product offered by the Lab’s Telephone Services. The service is very low cost and easy to use. A representative from ReadyTalk will be offering a free online webinar Thursday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon. Reservations are not required. To join, go to www.readytalk.com and enter Access Code 2091624. Watch an overview of the service, gain expert tips and hear about new product enhancements. Time will be set aside for questions. For more information send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or dial x7997.
A report by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee last year said women account for just 14 percent of U.S. engineers. Soledad Antelada (pictured at left), a computer systems engineer in cybersecurity at Berkeley Lab, is another believer in the need to have more women become role models for younger generations. She recognizes the challenges she herself had when growing up. Antelada got little support for her interest in engineering, even from her teachers. So today she strives to inspire girls to pursue careers in science and engineering, and also to become inventors and innovators. More>
Due to some recent attempted hacking incidents, the Lab’s Computer Protection group has shut down the comments feature for Today at Berkeley Lab articles. The service will return once security issues have been resolved.
Many IT services including windows home directories, most collaboration tools and several business systems will be offline this Friday evening from 6:30-10:30PM in order to upgrade storage hardware. This outage will also impact IT hosted websites including TABL and News Center as well as sites hosted for scientific divisions. For more information about the impacted services, visit the IT website. Since the IT website and TABL will be offline, visit status.lbl.gov for information during the outage.
Outages of both the Lab’s wireless and wired networks are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30, during the Thanksgiving holiday, to enable network upgrades. Outages on the wired network will be intermittent from 8 to 11 a.m. and a complete outage of visitor wireless is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wired network outages may temporarily impact access to internal services from outside the laboratory, and there may be temporary delays and outages of all services, including e-mail and calendar. Work completed during this outage will help enable the Lab’s new 100GB link to the internet, as well as upgrades to the wireless infrastructure. For additional details about the outage, visit the IT website.
In response to overwhelming demand, IT has added four additional “Introduction to Arduino” hands-on classes in December. The three-hour classes provide an introduction to programming and building with the Arduino open hardware platform. Arduino kits and hardware and provided for use in the class. Choose from one of four classes: 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 or 5. For additional information and to register (required) visit the IT website.