There is an issue that is causing the MIIS and Middlebury drupal sites to be unresponsive or slow. ITS is working on the issue and expect to resolve it this morning.
You can now embed content from trailhub.com in WordPress. This was added to provide trail conditions for the Rikert Nordic Center.
Tweaks and Fixes
- We made several improvements to the program that fetches images for the Athletics history wall from flickr, including ensuring that photos no longer in flickr are removed and email reports of errors on importing images.
- Fixed an error that sometimes prevented a WordPress site from being able to be added to a Course Hub page.
- Three Google Web Fonts will no longer be loaded on each Drupal page load as we decided to use the licensed Sentinel and Whitney fonts instead. This should improve page load times for first-time visitors as their browsers will no longer need to download the Google Web Font files.
Students, staff, and faculty at Middlebury have trial access to the online database version of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Forget about that hefty tome in the Reference section of the Armstrong Library – everything from the most recent edition is all right here, accessible from anywhere on campus (or off-campus for current faculty, staff, and students).
Plan ahead for a lunch and learn RoadShow. On February 23rd, 2016 ITS-Information Security will be hosting a RoadShow conversation on safe computing practices and phishing avoidance techniques in Lib145 from 12:00 to 1:00. This conversation is open to the entire Middlebury community. All are encouraged to come.
- How to spot a phish
- Safe download practices and installing applications on your computer
- Data classification and sensitive data
- Removable media and when to use it
- Password management and what to do with all of those passwords
Follow ITS-Information Security on Twitter: @MiddInfoSec
In collaboration with College Communications, the new site for February Orientation uses a responsive design to make it easy to browse on mobile devices. This is a sub-theme in our main Drupal site, meaning that the same features are available as elsewhere on the site, just presented differently for these sub-pages. The responsive theme works best with content designed to be shown at multiple viewport resolutions, so it’s something we’ll roll out to new portions of the site that have carefully crafted content.
- AD Group Manager 0.2.0
- Drupal 7.42
- Drupal field_collection 7.x-1.0-beta11
- Drupal geocoder 7.x-1.3
- Drupal varnish 7.x-1.0-beta4
- phpCAS 1.3.4
- WordPress 4.4.2
- WordPress Autofocus theme 1.0.1
- WordPress CM ToolTip Glossary 3.2.8
- WordPress MailPoet Newsletters 2.7
Tweaks & Fixes
- We have removed the “Profiles” view from the main Middlebury site. This was used to aggregate profiles from multiple sub-pages, but was difficult to set up and made sorting the profiles a pain. We moved away from this on all academic sites over a year ago, but have finished migrating the other portions of the site that were using this. The documentation on using Profiles on the Middlebury site is now accurate for all instances of this content type.
- The Group Manager now has a “super admin” role that can modify group membership, allowing us easier management of web permissions groups maintained by people who have since left Middlebury or are otherwise unavailable.
- Fixed the Group Manager‘s notification system — changes to groups are now reflected in the Drupal sites after approximately 20 seconds rather than waiting until the next full sync.
- The NextGEN Gallery plugin will, by default, save a backup copy of all the images you upload, more than doubling the disk space used by the plugin. This option will now default to “off” for new sites enabling the plugin. Those desiring it can still enable the option through the “Other Options” screen in the plugin settings.
Information Security has a New Twitter feed and other new content on their website. Follow us at @MiddInfosec or visit our website at http://go.middlebury.edu/infosec
Planning a spring break vacation? People are frequently more vulnerable when traveling because a break from their regular routine or encounters with unfamiliar situations often result in less cautious behavior. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, these five tips will help you protect yourself and guard your privacy.
- Track that device! Install a device finder or manager on your mobile device in case it’s lost or stolen. Make sure it has remote wipe capabilities and also protects against malware.
- Avoid social media announcements about your travel plans. It’s tempting to share your upcoming vacation plans with family and friends, but consider how this might make you an easy target for local or online thieves. While traveling, avoid using social media to “check in” to airports and consider posting those beautiful photos after you return home. Find out how burglars are using your vacation posts to target you in this infographic.
- Traveling soon? If you’re traveling with a laptop or mobile device, remove or encrypt confidential information. Consider using a laptop or device designated for travel with no personal information, especially when traveling out of the country.
- Limit personal information stored on devices. Use a tool like Identity Finder to locate your personally identifiable information (e.g., SSN, credit card numbers, or bank accounts) on your computer, then secure or remove that information.
Physically protect yourself and your devices. Use a laptop lock, avoid carrying identification cards, shred sensitive paperwork before you recycle it, and watch out for “shoulder surfers” at the ATM.
Beware new phishing email with subject line “RE: Faculty and Staff Notice”. Don’t click link to “IT ADMINISTRATOR SERVICE”
For more information on phishing please visit http://go.middlebury.edu/phish
Please submit and suspicious emails or phishing attempts to email@example.com.