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Renew Your WolfieNet Secure Certificate by April 20, 2022

April 18, 2022

Last year, the security certificate for the WolfieNet-Secure wireless network was updated. This certificate update is executed every few years in order to keep our network security up to date. With so many of our services relying on the network, it is clear how vital network security is. The process to update the certificate on all your wireless devices is very simple and just takes about 1 minute to complete. Please note that you only need to install this certificate if you have not connected to WolfieNet-Secure in the past year.


Renew Your WolfieNet Secure Certificate before April 20th, 2022

April 18, 2022

Last year, the security certificate for the WolfieNet-Secure wireless network was updated.  This certificate update is executed every few years in order to keep our network security up to date.  With so many of our services relying on the network, it is clear how vital network security is.  The process to update the certificate on all your wireless devices is very simple and just takes about 1 minute to complete.  Please note that you only need to install this certificate if you have not connected to WolfieNet-Secure in the past year.


Your Stony Brook NetID Password Requires Immediate Attention

March 25, 2022

As you may recall, the University moved from passwords to passphrases more than a year ago. In response to President Biden's statement regarding the urgency of improving cyber defenses, you are required to update your NetID password to one that meets the University’s length and complexity requirements to enhance user account security.


New Google Layout Coming Soon (March 2022)

March 14, 2022

Google is introducing a new, integrated view for Gmail, making it easy to move between applications like Gmail, Chat, and Meet in one unified location on your computer.


Internet Explorer 11 - End of Support

March 11, 2022

Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022. It will be removed from any device it is installed on after that date as a part of the regular Windows Operating System patching cycle. Microsoft will no longer provide support or patches. Therefore, it is recommended that you start using a modern browser if you haven’t already.


Duo Security Two-Step Login Coming to all Student NetIDs on December 20th

December 01, 2021

To better protect your personal information and the University, Duo Security two-step login is going to be required for all Students starting on Monday, December 20th, 2021 to access Single Sign-On protected applications, which includes widely used services such as Email and Zoom. Learn what this means and how to register devices for DUO.


Zoom Cloud Recording Retention

April 23, 2021

Starting June 1st, 2021, Zoom cloud recordings older than 180 days will automatically be deleted and sent to a trash folder. This action will be on a rolling basis and recordings will be removed after they pass the 180 day mark. If you wish to keep your recordings, instructions are provided below.


New Integrated Gmail Coming in Early September

August 27, 2020

In early September 2020, Gmail on the web and Android will get a new integrated experience including Chat, shared tasks, shared documents, and document editing right in Gmail


Classic Gmail Chat Transitioning to Google Chat on 7/15

July 06, 2020

Beginning July 15th, 2020, the Chat in Gmail will transition from classic Hangouts to Google Chat. Google Chat still has chat functionality plus editing messages, reactions, and team rooms that support better team collaboration.


Update your Operating System and/or Web Browser If You Get "Certificate Error" or "Connection is not private" errors

June 05, 2020

If you get a certificate error or connection is not private error message when trying to access a campus service like Blackboard, your device's operating system and/or browser is out of date. You need to upgrade your operating system (OS) and/or web browser.