Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

ATTENTION College of Medicine Faculty, Staff and Students:

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, we will be instituting an update process that will require all College of Medicine Windows PC workstations to reboot after installing needed security patches. This is in response to recent security vulnerabilities. This security vulnerability affects Linux and Apple operating systems as well.  Please install updates for these systems as they become available on home/personal devices and contact the College of Medicine IT Service Desk for help on updating work computers.

This is a temporary change to our current update procedures to help ensure all College of Medicine systems are properly updated. We anticipate this policy will need to be in place until the end of January to ensure all systems are reached.

Because this change will install updates and reboot workstations from 3AM – 5AM, we recommend saving and closing open documents at the end of each day.

If you have questions or concerns about this change please contact the College of Medicine IT Service Desk at (520) 626-8721, or at servicedesk@medicine.arizona.edu.