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  • Statement about the Petya ransomware attacks

    It’s been widely reported that a new ransomware worm has been affecting a large number of companies around which has the appearance of the Petya ransomware, though it comes with new abilities to spread within networks. The bad news is...

  • Ansys license change

    In an effort to enhance the end user experience of using Ansys software on campus, Computing Services are implementing a solution that will dedicate Ansys research licenses to staff members and postgraduate students. After the new license settings are applied,...

  • Access to H drive via \\rumba retirement, 27 Jun 2017

    Staff and students at the University can access their H drive via \\myfiles.  The older method of access via \\rumba\homes and \\rumba\username is being retired. We are taking this step to allow for best practice in IT security at the...

  • Ransomware email: be vigilant

    There have been reports that an educational institution has been targetted by a ransomware email. It contains an attachment that, when opened, scrambles files on your computer and on shared drives. As a result of these reports, we recommend that...

  • UniDeskLR service restarts from June 2017

    We are introducing a new process to ensure that our UniDeskLR servers always have the latest security patches installed.  A monthly update and restart of the service will take place at 3am on the 4th Wednesday of every month, starting...

  • Bath 6th Annual HPC Symposium - 12th June 2017

    We are looking forward to the 6th Annual Symposium on High Performance Computing (HPC) in just a few days time, on Monday, 12th June 2017, over in the Chancellors' Building. We have had 63 registrations from staff and students across the...

  • LCPU retiring, July 2017

    Staff and students have been using our linux.bath service since the beginning of the 2016 / 2017 academic year and as planned we will be retiring the earlier LCPU service at the end of semester 2.  LCPU will not be...

  • Phishing attack change of name request.

    We are getting reports of a phishing email that has been sent to students and staff at the University. If you receive this email please be aware that it is fake. Please ignore it and delete it. If you have...

  • Balena system maintenance: 14th - 21st July 2017

    On the weekend on 15/16th July there will be essential maintenance being carried out on the 5 West data-centre. For this work to be carried out, Balena will need to powered down for that weekend. Following on from this planned...