Ransomware is a type of malicious software that locks or scrambles files on an infected device. Payment is demanded in order for you to regain access to your files. However, there is no guarantee you will be able to access your files again. (Note that UIC does not make ransom payments.) Ransomware often spreads as [...]
Week One of Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on phishing. We’ve all seen phishing emails. They are the top reason people lose control of their data and log-in credentials. Phishing emails often tell you there is an urgent problem with your account and then link to a page where you’re asked to enter your personal [...]
We are writing to inform you that changes are coming to the UICOMP-Guest wireless network. This is targeted for release on Wednesday, August 14, 2017 and will replace University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria's current unsecured open UICOMP-Guest wireless network. The new system will be designated for guests of the University and will [...]
We are excited to announce that on Monday, August 14th we will launch the final pieces to the wireless LAN upgrade. Working with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign we designed our WLAN from theirs, using Aruba Networks, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. This new wireless LAN was designed [...]
CIS is aware of problems with the UICOMP website loading slowly or failing to load. Our web-hosting vendor is working on this problem, and we will provide an update/ETA as soon as we receive one. The website is in mid-migration stages, so some problems may occur periodically. Thank you for your patience.