Special Announcements for Spring 2006
January 9, 2006
URGENT WEB SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
*Window **Meta** File Vulnerability - Students*
A serious vulnerability was discovered in Windows Meta File (WMF) during
the holidays. It impacts all versions of all Windows operating systems and
is being actively exploited across the world affecting many Windows file
types and applications.
By simply visiting websites, opening emails, or reading instant messages
to view infected images, users can expose themselves to viruses, worms and
spyware. It is more important than ever to use discretion and ensure trust
when opening email, surfing the web, messaging, or using other network
Microsoft issued a patch Thursday, January 5. If you are using Microsoft
Windows, visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com to apply this fix to
your computer immediately. While at this site, you should also verify that
your Windows Automatic Updates control (right side of page) is on.
The UF IT Security Team offers a website in which UF students, faculty and
staff can use to test computers for the vulnerability. For more
information and a link to the test, visit http://infosec.ufl.edu/wmf/
Only you can safeguard your computer. Please practice caution online and
take appropriate measures to avoid malicious sites and contacts.
For additional safe computing tips, visit:
Drop/Add: Monday, January 9 - Thursday, January 12 (until 11:59pm)
Registration start times are assigned based on the number of credit hours
you have earned. These start times identify when you can begin to
register. You can register at your start time or any time thereafter until
the registration system closes.
You can register only once while registration start times are enforced
unless you register for fewer than 15 credit hours.
If you register for 15 or more hours you will receive another registration
time so that you can access the system for schedule adjustment.
Registering for more than 18 credits will require your college dean's
Registration start times are enforced as follows:
January 9 and 10 - 8:00am to midnight
January 11 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Registration start times are NOT enforced as follows:
January 9 and 10 - Midnight to 3:00am
January 11 - 5:00pm to 3:00am
January 12 - 8:00am to 11:59pm
Deadline to drop or add courses without fee liability: 11:59pm Thursday, January 12