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IT Spotlight

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Zoom Scheduler Issues (Resolved)
Zoom is rolling a gradual hotfix for issues affecting the Zoom Scheduler browser plug-in. Alternatively, the Zoom for Google Workspace add-on offers the same functionality.
Use Caution Before Upgrading to macOS Ventura
Apple released a new operating system, macOS Ventura, on October 24, 2022. Review tips from IT for a successful system upgrade.
Blocked Access to the Lab Network
Open collaboration is an integral aspect of Berkeley Lab. Cyber Security’s goal is to safely remove barriers to scientific research and enable full participation for staff and affiliates. Computers flagged as security risks are blocked from accessing the Lab network. Learn how to check if your computer is blocked.
The Difference Between AD and LDAP Passwords
Passwords are a key part of keeping Berkeley Lab accounts safe. We’ve all been there, trying to remember our password, forgetting it, and having to reset it. Let's talk about the common types of passwords at the Lab, AD and LDAP, and how to manage them.
NetApp Released A Fix For Their NAS (CVE-2021-42287)
Back in July 2022, Microsoft released a fix that impacted the following NAS, but not limited to: NetApp, Hitachi, Dell Compellent and etc. NetApp tracked down the problem and released both a workaround and a fix for it.
Windows and Microsoft Office Update Alert
All Windows and Microsoft Office users: Microsoft has released several critical patches this month. So, remember to allow your computer to update and restart when prompted. It is very important to install these critical patches to protect your computer. Windows Update Guidance: Microsoft releases Monthly Updates (patches) to keep your computer as secure as possible. […]
User-Level Apps Emails (Pexels and LinkedIn)
Zoom recently sent out a notification to all Lab Zoom users indicating the Pexels and LinkedIn apps were approved. Although this is a legitimate message from Zoom, the message should not have gone out to all users at the Lab.
Microsoft Update May Affect Network Attached Storage (Condo-Storage)
Microsoft will be rolling out a new fix in July 2022 for a vulnerability found in CVE-2021-42287. If the vulnerability is successfully exploited, this could lead to the disclosure of sensitive information, modification of data, administration takeover, or Denial of Service (DoS). Microsoft’s fix may impact the following NAS, but not limited to: NetApp, Hitachi, […]
Update Computers for Return to Work
The number one recommendation by IT professionals and Berkeley Lab Cyber Security is to keep computers up-to-date. We strongly encourage running Microsoft or Apple updates on any computers which have been turned off for some time.  Computer vulnerabilities are continually emerging and devices that have been powered off can get behind on updates. You may […]
Chrome App End of Life Support
For users that use Chrome Apps on Chromebook and other devices, Google will be ending support for Chrome Apps. Google will continue to support Chrome Extensions.  If you are an app developer and have any Chrome apps that may need migration, see the Chrome Apps migration site. See the table below for the timeline: Scheduled […]

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