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Impacts to UNO's Services

Information Services (IS) at UNO began scanning the network to locate vulnerabilities on, April 8th. At this time no Information Services systems have been impacted because of the Heartbleed vulnerability and we don’t believe that it’s necessary for you to reset your NetID password.

However, several major services, including, Google, Facebook, and Yahoo are now advising users to change their passwords. If you have reused your NetID password at any other website, we advise that you change your NetID password.

For a list of common websites, and whether they’ve been impacted we recommend this article on Mashable.

For tips on password safety please visit: StaySafeOnline.org

For more general information on Heartbleed please visit this FAQ on Cnet.

Phishing attempts expected in the wake of Heartbleed

As more and more services, including major services such as Google and Facebook, are advising customers to change their passwords, computer industry experts expect phishing attempts to rise. These phishing attempts may look very similar to legitimate email, and it may be difficult to distinguish between the two.

Instead of following links in any email you receive, UNO Information Services (IS) recommends going to the website, logging in and changing your password.

Remember, UNO IS will never ask for your username and password via email. If you have questions about an email or concerns you can contact us at unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu or 402-554-4357

On-going & Recent & Upcoming Projects

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Box

April 14th - Information Services (IS) in collaboration with both the UNO colleges and the other University of Nebraska campuses, announces an expansion of collaboration and file-sharing services for UNO students, faculty and staff. The new tool, Box, will allow you and your students to access files from anywhere, at any time, using any device. Beginning on Monday, April 14th, you may activate your account by simply go to http://box.unomaha.edu and logging in with your UNO NetID.


UNO Adobe Campus License and Adobe Day

April 17th - As part of this improved partnership with Adobe, they will be on campus Thursday, April 17th, to talk about Creative Cloud, their digital publishing suite, and Acrobat Pro. ​Come and celebrate Adobe Day at UNO. All UNO faculty or staff interested in Adobe Creative Cloud are welcome to attend, but registration is required.

Wireless Network Upgrade Coming soon

In the last few years, we've had a steady increase in traffic to the campus wireless network. In April and May we will be working to double, and even quadruple the number of wireless access points in many of the buildings on campus.

Information Services is also investigating several other new/revised services or products for possible implementation.

Turning Point Technlogy Response Pads

Turning Point Technology recently purchased E Instruction and so the API group will now be investigating the Turning Point Technology response pads.

Information Services Announces New Online Collaboration Services - Box

Box logo

April 14th - Information Services (IS) in collaboration with both the UNO colleges and the other University of Nebraska campuses, announces an expansion of collaboration and file-sharing services for UNO students, faculty and staff. The new tool, Box, will allow you and your students to access files from anywhere, at any time, using any device. Beginning on Monday, April 14th, you may activate your account by simply go to http://box.unomaha.edu and logging in with your UNO NetID.

Personal Work File Storage – Box will replace the current Web Folder or H Drive function that has previously been used to remotely access personal work documents. Your personal file storage limit in Box is 50GB. Information Services is asking all faculty staff and students to move or delete their data from the Web Folder or H Drive prior to its shut down on October 3, 2014.

Departmental File Storage - Box will replace the current Web Office or O Drive feature that has been available for departmental file storage for years. In the coming weeks, the technical staff in each college will work to create a file structure on Box and assist departments in moving data to the new cloud-based service. The current plan is to shut down the Web Office or O Drive on June 27, 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact your college tech or IS Technical Support at 402-554-4357 (4-4HELP) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

UNO Adobe Campus License and Adobe Day

adobeApril 17th - UNO recently signed an agreement with Adobe that will allow the Adobe Creative Cloud to be added to all University owned computers. This includes high-tech classrooms, student computer labs, and faculty / staff offices. For details on instillation in your area, contact your department technical staff. The license also allows UNO faculty and staff the option of purchasing a yearly license of Creative Cloud for home use at a significant discount. To purchase the software for home use, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/buysoftware.

As part of this improved partnership with Adobe, they will be on campus Thursday, April 17th, to talk about Creative Cloud, their digital publishing suite, and Acrobat Pro. ​Come and celebrate Adobe Day at UNO. All UNO faculty or staff interested in Adobe Creative Cloud are welcome to attend, but registration is required.

Wireless Network Upgrade Coming Soon

Wireless Spring 2014 - In the past few years we’ve seen a dramatic increase of wireless network traffic. On average we have 5,000 to 7,000 devices connected to the wireless at any given time. The existing wireless access points in most of the buildings on campus simply can’t handle the amount of devices connecting to them.

Information Services, in partnership with the Colleges, will be upgrading many of the buildings on campus; in most cases we are quadrupling the number of wireless access points in the upgraded buildings.

Building Current total Upgrade total
ASH 18 83
AWH 14 77
Alumni 3 8
CPACS 13 52
DSC 13 63
HPER 16 45
MH 16 41
Welcome Center 1 6
WFAB 9 25

This project will run between mid-April and mid-June. We’re working to keep disruptions in service to a minimum and will not be working on the wireless networks in the colleges during dead week or finals. See the chart below for an approximate schedule.

Building Start End
ASH 04/14/14 04/21/14
HPER 04/22/14 04/25/14
Welcome Center 04/29/14 04/29/14
Alumni 04/30/14 04/30/14
DSC 05/12/14 05/15/14
AWH 05/16/14 05/22/14
WFAB 05/23/14 05/27/14
MH 05/26/14 06/06/14
CPACS 05/28/14 06/02/14