Security Advisory notification: Windows XP and Vista machines - end of security updates and technical support

Fri, 15 September 17


Microsoft no longer offer technical support or new security updates for Windows Vista and Windows XP Operating Systems.  As a result, devices still running these Operating Systems are vulnerable to malware, ransomware and other security attacks.

To ensure that your personal and University information is protected it is very important that only devices running supported Operating Systems are connected to the UCD network.
As documented in the University Acceptable Usage Policy, vulnerable devices running unsupported Operating Systems will be removed from the network.

Information on purchasing new equipment is available here.

Information on protecting your computer/laptop can be found here.