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Regarding recent stories about Google credentials posted on Russian web site

There are a number of news services running a story about a Russian web site posting the gmail and mail.ru credentials of approximately 5 million users.

The 5 million passwords that were posted on the Russian website include a significant number of passwords for Google accounts. These passwords appear to have been acquired over several years worth of phishing campaigns by various hacking groups. Google has reviewed the list and believes that the majority of the accounts on the list have already been suspended or had their password change since the credentials were acquired.

Currently there appears to be no reason to worry about this incident. IT will continue to monitor the situation and work on verifying that no @mtu.edu accounts were on the list.


Internet Explorer updates and Google Apps browser support

Google no longer supporting IE9

Google has announced that it will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 9 in terms of Google Apps compatibility. All testing and engineering work related to IE9 has ceased as of October 17, 2013.

Google supports the latest version of Google Chrome (which automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available) as well as the current and prior major release of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version of one of these browsers is released, Google begins supporting the update and stops supporting the third-oldest version.

What does this mean for you if you’re an IE9 user? When using Google Apps in an unsupported browser, you may find that some features do not function, or the application doesn’t load. For example:

  • Calendar: Calendars display in read-only mode.
  • Gmail: Gmail users are redirected to the basic HTML interface of Gmail.
  • DriveDrawings and presentations don’t display properly.

If you have questions or would like to ensure you’re using a browser that supports all current Google functionality, please contact User Services at it-help@mtu.edu or call 487-1111.

More information is here: https://support.google.com/a/answer/33864.

Internet Explorer Compatibility View

IT is also fully rolling out Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) as a part of normal computer updates. Most websites will continue working as before, but some sites using older technology might require you to turn on Compatibility View. You can do this by clicking the broken page icon in the address bar.

Click again to turn off Compatibility View. More information is available from Microsoft.