Network Outage affecting 4545 Data Center

UW Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy is aware of a prob­lem with the net­work that began at approx­i­mately 6:30 pm on 05/18/2015. UW Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy engi­neers are inves­ti­gat­ing. There is cur­rently no esti­mate for when the prob­lem will be resolved. We will update this notice as infor­ma­tion becomes available.

Infor­ma­tion sent to the eOutage mail­ing list is also posted online:
http://www.washington.edu/eOutage/

Lenovo laptops

A secu­rity risk has been found. Please update your Lenovo soft­ware ASAP to resolve the issue.

Any­one with a Lenovo com­puter that runs the Lenovo Sys­tem Update ser­vice that comes with the device should update to the lat­est ver­sion if con­nected to a trusted net­work, or man­u­ally update. Ver­sion 5.6.0.27 and ear­lier allow MiTM attacks that can replace Lenovo appli­ca­tions with mal­ware, and also allow priv­i­lege esca­la­tion. A link to man­u­ally down­load the update is avail­able at the Lenovo sup­port page listed below.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/lsu_privilege

The patch was released in April, but the researchers’ find­ings were only made pub­lic this week. If you received your lap­top April or later your lap­top has been patched. If you want you can bring your Lenovo lap­top to BLD156 to be updated.