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Security updates for Windows 7 home PCs to connect to UMKC Network

UMKC is updating the way computers and devices connect to the UMKC network on December 20th.  Specifically we are updating to the latest version of TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is used to secure network communications.  While campus computers have been updated, home users running Windows 7 may need to update to the latest version […]

Two-factor authentication for myHR begins December 19th

Passwords are the forefront of protecting your personal information and the University’s electronic data. The University is taking further precautions with sensitive data by requiring two-factor authentication to log in to myHR starting Tuesday, December 19, 2017. As its name suggests, two-factor authentication provides an additional layer of password safety by requiring a second method […]

Exchange Email Retention Policy

On February 15th a few new email retention policies will be applied to ALL accounts, as part of the Exchange 2016 migration process.  Please note once messages in the identified folders pass the retention periods outlined below, they will be automatically deleted.   What will change? “Deleted Items” – Any items that are deleted or […]

Preparing for Exchange 2016 Migration

In preparation for the migration from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016, the Outlook Web Access (OWA) website will be updated on October 12th.  (See new design below.)  Also please note the other preparatory and informational items below.  We will be contacting mailbox owners who are close to exceeding their mailbox quotas in the next week.  […]

New email filtering changes

To better protect against phishing attempts, and malicious email attacks, an enhancement will be made to email filtering.  The UM System email team will implement this change starting September 28th. Inbound email is currently evaluated on how likely the message is spam.  For emails that are evaluated as high “likely spam”, three changes will be […]

Box Ends Support for IE9 and IE10

As of September 26, 2016, Box will discontinue support for Internet Explorer 9 and 10. Since Microsoft stopped supporting and issuing software updates for IE9 and IE10 in January 2016, usage of these browsers now poses a security risk. Failure to upgrade to a newer version of IE or using an alternate browser will result […]

iOS 9.3.4 Security Update Available

Apple has released an update for its mobile operating system, iOS 9.3.4, which fixes a memory corruption issue that could be exploited “to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” The update blocks a jailbreak bug known as IOMobileFrameBuffer. Please check your iOS device to ensure it is fully updated and patched.  This is done under […]

Mobile Email Client Notification

This afternoon we received reports that some mobile devices are getting prompted to activate an Exchange ActiveSync policy. We believe this is related to the Exchange team installing the first Exchange 2016 server in the environment today. These prompts are primarily impacting Android devices.  This is a blank policy that is enforcing no actual device […]

Tegrity Content Created After March 31st, 2016 Will Not Be Copied into Panopto

This summer, Panopto will replace Tegrity as UMKC’s lecture-capture solution. We have been working closely with both companies to convert existing content from Tegrity to Panopto, and you can expect to see older Tegrity content in Panopto in the next few weeks. As part of the conversion, we will not be copying any Tegrity content […] and Adobe Reader is a website used by some University personnel to find and apply for federal grants. This website offers forms that are only compatible with an older version of Adobe Reader. UMKC discontinued the use of this product many years ago in favor of the more secure Adobe Reader DC product, which is the version […]