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Monthly Archive for October, 2014

‘POODLE’ security bug

Our users might have heard about the “POODLE” security bug that was recently discovered in the technology that helps to secure web pages (specifically in SSL 3.0, which provides the s in https:// on older web browsers). To protect users’ personal data and transaction details University Relations’ vendors are disabling support for older browsers that use the […]

Resolved as of November 17, 2014: with the release of Wesleyan Alumni 3.2.1 on Google Play today, this issue is now resolved. We tested on a Nexus 7 running Android 4.4.4 and were able to log in using LinkedIn. We could to set a PIN without any keyboard issues. (We had to clear the app cache […]

Remove Front Door Software

On Oct. 14, 2014, ITS instructed the Wesleyan community to remove Front Door Software from their computers and change protection by the end of December: Wesleyan has discontinued licensing Front Door Software.  The product has had ongoing issues with staying current with Mac operating system updates which impairs its functionality, making location tracking useless in […]

One of Wesleyan’s email servers experienced delays this morning between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. affecting roughly 20% of alumni accounts on the affected server (Cyrus). Some users may have noticed that actions to move or delete mail failed during this period, and that mail was not being delivered. Full service has now been restored, and […]

Late last week, based on additional feedback from WesChat list members, we reverted the recent change to WesChat’s headers. Several regular readers/contributors noted that the changes made the list harder to use: to such an extent that it was worse than the original problem. When we made the header change a few weeks ago we […]