Monday, September 28, 2015

Today's topics:

Flash Updates

Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 29-Sep-2015

Windows Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update

  • The equivalent Flash update for Windows (version will be pushed to all CLASSE managed Windows computers this evening.

Windows 10 is not supported

Please do not upgrade to Windows 10 if you can avoid it. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any support for Windows 10 on CLASSE networks at this time. It is also known to be incompatible with many of Cornell's central services. For more information, please see http://www.it.cornell.edu/services/guides/computer/windows/windows10.cfm

Some comments about Windows 10 are available at

Mac OS X counterfeit software: Validating Your Version of Xcode

If you have installed Apple Xcode and since Installing Apple Xcode is required for building BMAD Distribution (required by MacPorts) on Mac OS X, please see the site below for instructions to verify your Xcode installation:

General background info about the so-called "XcodeGhost" program:

Copier storage must be securely wiped

We recently received a reminder from Cornell's IT Security Office that Copiers contain disk drives which must be removed and "securely wiped" before the Copier can be returned or otherwise disposed of. Too often confidential data can be recovered from those disks by anyone who gets them.

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.

Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

Other resources:

Topic revision: r7 - 05 Oct 2015, admin-dab66
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