News for Students

Many Campus Applications and Servers Unavailable Morning of Saturday, June 8

In order to better serve campus through increased capacity, OIT has scheduled work on a campus data center.

This work will result in an outage that will affect many campus applications and servers the morning of Saturday, June 8 from midnight to 6am.

Please note that Lotus Notes e-mail will be one of the affected applications. Though you will be unable to send or receive e-mail during the outage, no e-mail will be lost as messages will be queued for delivery once service returns.

Campus Applications and Servers Affected:

DreamSpark Maintenance Outage 4/4, 4 - 5:30 a.m.

Academic Alliance accounts used to access DreamSpark Premium software will be unavailable Thursday, April 4 from 4 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. (PST) for scheduled maintenance. During the outage, users will not be able to login to their accounts on the DreamSpark Premium website.
 

"UNLV" Legacy Wireless Network to be Decommissioned March 28

There will be changes made to the campus wireless system on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

UNLV currently provides three wireless networks as part of the campus wi-fi service:

Planned maintenance on Rebelfiles and Rebelsites during Spring Break

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The Office of Information Technology will be performing maintenance on rebelfiles.unlv.edu and rebelsites.unlv.edu during spring break.  The services will be unavailable during this maintenance.

  • On Monday, March 25, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Rebelfiles will be unavailable.
  • On Wednesday, March 27, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m, Rebelsites will be unavailable.

During the maintenance, the pages may appear to be back in service, but please refrain from using them until all work has been completed by 5 pm.

Security updates released for vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has identified a vulnerability in its Acrobat and Reader products that could potentially allow malicious code to be executed on your computer.

This vulnerability affects users of Windows, OS X and Linux. Adobe is currently working on a fix for this issue and we will update this page when it becomes available.

Remember to always exercise safe computing practices by being wary of any document (not just PDF files) that originates from an unknown or untrusted source. If you are unsure of the validity of any document, you should err on the side of caution and delete it.

UNLV Wireless Will Be Unavailable From Midnight to 2am on 2/14

OIT staff will perform upgrades on UNLV Wireless on Thursday, February 14 from midnight until 2 a.m.

Wireless users in all locations will experience a service outage of approximately 15 minutes during the change.

Once the network becomes available again, wireless devices will automatically reconnect to the network. This upgrade will address software bugs and feature enhancements.

Many Campus Technology Services Unavailable From 2/14 11pm to 2/15 5am

On February 14, engineers in the Office of Information Technology will be making firewall changes on a variety of equipment. This change is part of a larger effort to make campus computing more secure. While the work is being done, numerous campus technology services will be unavailable.

Work will begin at 11 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 and will be completed by Friday, February 15 at 5 a.m.

The following applications will be unavailable:

Java Security Risk to Computers: How This Affects You

A recently discovered exploit in Java software could allow attackers to take control of vulnerable computers when a user visits a malicious website.

This vulnerability affects Mac, Windows and Linux computers running Java version 7 Updates 1 through 10 (also known as versions 1.7.0.1 through 1.7.0.10).

Update Feb. 19, 2013: Oracle has now released Java 7 Update 15.

Important changes to how you will access and use Computer Labs and Teaching Labs

Over winter break, we transitioned various UNLV Lab Computer Services to a new authentication service which uses UNLV ACE accounts (currently used to access VPN, iLeave, MUNIS, Archibus, and similar campus systems).

As a result of this transition, there are several changes to how faculty and students use the Computer Labs and Computer Teaching Labs.

UNLV Mobile App Now Available in iTunes App Store

UNLV has launched UNLV Mobile, an iOS app that gives Rebels an easy and convenient way to stay connected to campus.

Key features:

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