The main sources for NYU IT news are the monthly Download newsletter and the IT Security News and Alerts Blog. This page provides supplementary announcements between issues of the newsletter or about certain service changes that may be of interest, but don't impact a large number of community members.

Spring 2022

New NYU Chat warnings for malicious links from people outside NYU

In NYU Chat (Google), you may start seeing banners warning against potential phishing and malware messages from people using a non-NYU Google account. (Chats between NYU Google accounts aren’t scanned.) The new warning banners can help protect you against malicious actors and keep data safe. Learn more.

Google's Storage Announcement and NYU's Plan

Read up on Google’s announced storage changes that may impact NYU in the future and how we’ll be working with representatives from across the University to design potential solutions to meet a wide range of perspectives and needs.

NYU VPN Update

An update to the Cisco AnyConnect software for Mac and Windows computers activated on Friday, February 25 at 8 PM ET. The update will automatically be installed the next time you open Cisco AnyConnect. This update doesn’t involve any changes to the way you use the service nor require any action. It also doesn’t impact the Cisco AnyConnect mobile app.

NYU Email: An Updated Look Beginning February 2022

Google will be rolling out a new three-panel browser layout for your NYU Email. The update, which begins in February, will initially be opt-in. It will become the standard view after April. The new sidebar allows you to easily switch between your inbox, Chat and Spaces conversations, and Meet without having to switch tabs or open a new window. For more information, see this post on Google's Workspace Updates blog.

Fall 2021

Symantec: Available for macOS Monterey
The latest version of Symantec has been updated to work with macOS Monterey—plus, we've made it simpler to download—right from the Antivirus and Malware card in NYUHome.

NYU Email and Chat Updates

Google has renamed Rooms to Spaces and announced additional future enhancements, including a revamped layout for your NYU and personal Gmail and Chat. Read Google's update to learn what's changing.

Issues with Symantec, Other Apps in macOS Monterey

Apple's new Monterey OS is not yet compatible with Symantec and has a minor issue with NYU VPN. Read NYU IT's advice, including waiting to install Monterey until compatibility issues are resolved.

New Duo Mobile App Coming in Mid-October
Check out the new Duo Mobile app, with the Approve and Deny buttons in opposite positions from the current app. Everyone with a compatible mobile device (iOS 13+ and Android 8+) should install it when it rolls out Oct. 11-18.