Students with a demonstrated interest in the field of information technology are encouraged to apply for the DoIT Scholarship to win support towards educational expenses. Applications are due June 1, 2014.
RFSUNY Oracle Shutdown Planned for April 25 - May 5
1 week 6 days ago
RFSUNY's Oracle e-business suite and related reporting applications will undergo a major upgrade from version 11i to 12. To implement this upgrade, it is necessary to shut down the Oracle Business System for five business days beginning at the close of business on Friday, April 25 until Monday, May 5, at 9 a.m.
New VPN Clients Released in Response to Java Issues
1 month 3 weeks ago
DoIT's Data Network Services team released new VPN client programs for the Mac OS X, Windows 32-bit, and Windows 64-bit operating systems in response to problems users were experiencing connecting to Stony Brook's Work-at-Home Virtual Private Network (VPN) from off-campus.
Important Software Patches Available for iOS and Mac OS X
1 month 3 weeks ago
Apple released important iOS (iOS v 7.0.6) and Mac OS X (10.9.2 for Mavericks) security patches in response to a security flaw that could allow an attacker with a privileged network position the ability to capture or modify data in sessions protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS). If you use an iPhone 4 or later, iPod touch (5th generation), or iPad 2 or later, please be sure to update your operating system(s) as soon as possible.
Significant Planned Outage on March 15, Many Systems Will Be Down
2 months 6 days ago
DoIT will be replacing the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in the West Campus Computing Center on March 15, 2014. As a result, there will be an electrical power outage in the Computing Center on March 15, (the Saturday before spring break) beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting until 6 p.m. The power outage will only be in the Computing Center and is required in order to make connections and changes to the aging electrical supply, which will result in a loss of network connectivity in the Computing Center during this scheduled work time.
Beware of individuals who call claiming to be from Microsoft, Google, Apache, or another major technology company. The caller may claim to be from a tech support unit, but they may be trying to trick you into installing malicious software on your computer to capture sensitive data such as passwords, or trick you into giving them your credit card information, or some other fraudulent scam.