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Because MoobilenetX will be depreciated in the near future, the Computer Science department now advises eduroam* for wireless needs. Choose your OS from the Campus Wireless Access page, and then use the eduroam instructions.
The wireless networks on campus support most wireless devices (802.11 a/b/g/n) and are available to all UC Davis computing account holders, UC Davis Guests, sponsored guests, and Eduroam account holders.
We advise that your guests also obtain eduroam accounts, use the UC Davis Guest Wireless, or you can sponsor your guest as a Temporary Affiliate.
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.
Thanks to everyone who listened!
The appointment slots feature lets you set one period of time on your calendar, divided into available time slots for people to reserve. For instance, professors or staff can have their students reserve time during office hours each week. These appointment calendars can also be shared on the web.
Here's a video that explains how to create and reserve appointment slots.
UC Davis wireless network users may be prompted to accept a new certificate.
Please see this UC Davis IT Knowledge Base article for details: UC Davis Wireless Certificate Update (September 2014)
If you are currently not using MoobileNetX, and are instead using MoobileNet, now's a good time to try it. MoobileNetX employs an encryption for authentication (802.1x). It also means you won't have to login every time you need to use wireless on campus.
For more information about MoobileNetX, click here.
software leasing program (which includes all primary Engineering departments, including Computer Science). You are now eligible to participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of Microsoft Office for desktop PC to install and use on your personally-owned home computer.
Under the Home Use Program, you and our other employees who are users of qualifying applications at work (e.g. Office Enterprise) may acquire a licensed copy of the corresponding Home Use Program software (e.g. Office Enterprise) to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using HUP software while you are under our employment and as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage.
For more information, see the CoE IT Shared Services new COE Software Site
That means XP is no longer secure enough to use on the UC Davis network—or to use online, period. If you still use XP, you need to move to a newer operating system.
UC Davis policy prohibits use of unsupported OS or application software on machines that connect to the campus network. Unmaintained software is a common entry point for viruses and malware, which can then spread to other UC Davis computers.
See the UC Davis Windows XP Security page for more information.
New Advice on Heartbleed Internet Security Bug Released from Campus - Change your Kerberos Passphrase
Campus is now advising everyone to change our Kerberos passphrases. Go to computingaccounts.ucdavis.edu, select "Change your passphrase," and follow the instructions.
You should not use your Kerberos passphrase for any non-UC services. Re-using passwords increases the risk of a breach.
Seriously consider changing your passphrases for other services, such as banks and retailers, once they have fixed their own vulnerabilities.
Do not respond to suspicious email messages, especially when they ask you for your passphrase or other personal information. More information is available at security.ucdavis.edu.
message yesterday in response to the "Heartbleed" Internet hack.
You are the best person to ascertain what holds value in your life. This includes your electronic data. Whether it’s documents you have spent hours on, presentations you use monthly, email correspondence that you cherish, calendar events, contact information, you should not rely solely on others to backup this data.
With many Google products, you can download an archive of your data:
After clicking “Create an Archive” choose the products you want an archive for, or choose all of them, then click “Create Archive”.
Archives can take hours or even days to create, but if you leave the checkbox alone for “Email me when the archive is ready” you will get an email when it’s done.
When you are done downloading the archive put it in a safe place. For the least risk, put it in two places, so if disaster strikes one location, your data will be safe in the other.
For more information on this Google Service, read here: Download your data: FAQ