DotCIO News & Announcements

  • Microsoft Announces Critical Operating System Vulnerability

    Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:55 -- wentod

    Microsoft has recently announced a critical vulnerability with its XP, W7, Server 2003, Server 2008  and Server 2008 R2 operating systems, which can be exploited without user interaction. Although there are no known exploits as of May 15, 2019, the affected systems need to be patched to prevent future malware exploits. Windows Update will automatically install the required patch as part of their recently released Monthly Rollup Package for those systems (W7, Server 2008/2008R2) configured to auto update, or with a manual Windows Update.

  • Feedback Being Sought for Recent DCC Wireless Upgrades

    Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:21 -- wentod

    DotCIO's Information Technologies Infrastructure, in conjunction with Rensselaer's Office of Undergraduate Education, is pleased to report that wireless capacity and technology was upgraded in the Darrin Communications Center lecture halls this spring.  Specifically, the upgrade included the installation of 802.11ac wave 2 access points, which are optimized for high-density experience and provide multigigabit uplinks to the campus network.  These upgrades intend to support tools and concepts which promote participation and engagement with course content, instructor and students, and future


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