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UW-IT Announcements

Major UW-IT announcements sent via email to the UW community are archived here.



  • Secure your personal and University data and be safe online

    October 20, 2020

    During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, find best practices to secure your personal and University data. Read the full email message about this and other ways to protect your data from theft.

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  • Recent email, text and phone scams target UW students

    October 6, 2020

    Recent email, text and phone scams are targeting UW students. Read the full email message about this and how to keep your personal information and UW NetID login credentials secure.

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  • Changes to Zoom security and storage

    October 6, 2020

    As a follow-up about recent changes to Zoom security, waiting rooms are now enabled by default when you schedule new meetings. Also, UW-IT is implementing changes to Zoom cloud storage. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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  • Reminder: Changes to Zoom security and storage

    August 26, 2020

    Beginning Wednesday, August 26, Zoom will require users to enable either the waiting room or a passcode (formerly "password") for all meetings in order to enhance security. Also, UW-IT is implementing changes to Zoom cloud storage. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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  • Changes to Zoom security and storage

    August 12, 2020

    Beginning Wednesday, August 26, Zoom will require users to enable either the waiting room or a passcode (formerly "password") for all meetings in order to enhance security. Also, UW-IT is implementing changes to Zoom cloud storage. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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  • Reminder: Changes to Zoom cloud storage

    July 15, 2020

    Because Zoom cloud storage is reaching its capacity, Zoom recordings should be downloaded from Zoom cloud storage to a platform of your choice within 90 days of creation. After that, recordings will be deleted. Read the reminder about this and other changes.

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  • Changes to UW Zoom cloud storage

    June 18, 2020

    Because Zoom cloud storage is reaching its capacity, Zoom recordings should be downloaded from Zoom cloud storage to a platform of your choice within 90 days of creation. After that, recordings will be deleted. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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  • ACTION REQUIRED: Update Zoom to v5.0 before May 30

    May 28, 2020

    Starting May 30, Zoom will require anyone joining a Zoom meeting to have Zoom software version 5.0 or higher. If you do not have this version (or higher) installed, you will NOT be able to join or host a Zoom meeting. This requirement applies to all device types and operating systems.

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  • Making UW Zoom safer for teaching and learning

    April 2, 2020

    Learn what recent changes UW-IT has made to Zoom to help create and maintain learning environments where students and instructors feel safe, including disabling three default Zoom features that have been the access points for violation of classroom settings: Annotation, Whiteboard, and Chat.

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  • Zoom privacy concerns & recent changes to UW Zoom screen sharing, meeting notifications

    March 31, 2020

    Learn about recent concerns about privacy in Zoom and how to use Zoom with confidence, including how to make changes to UW Zoom's default screen sharing and Canvas meeting notifications. Also learn about why Zoom removed the "Login with Facebook” feature.

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  • Zoom security updates & other features

    March 26, 2020

    Learn how to secure your Zoom online meeting spaces, and about several other new features available in Zoom.

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  • Scams target offsite workers and COVID-19 fears

    March 17, 2020

    Read how to protect yourself from an increase in email, text and phone scams aimed at the UW community as we adapt to new tech tools and working practices in order to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Beware of phishing emails asking for W-2 information

    January 15, 2020

    Learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals who try to steal an employee’s login credentials so that they can download Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2). They then can use the W-2 information to electronically file a fraudulent federal income tax return in the employee’s name. By changing the bank account number, the cybercriminals receive the refund. Fortunately, your vigilance and Duo, the UW’s two-factor authentication system, can play a pivotal role in protecting employee data.

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  • Secure your personal and University data and be safe online

    October 15, 2019

    Learn best practices for safeguarding your personal and University data, including tips on how to recognize phishing emails and email scams and where to report them.

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Last reviewed April 5, 2018