Google Account Verification and CS Maintenance for Thursday, June 19th, 2014

****Google Account Verification- New Feature****

Google Apps has launched a new feature aimed at keeping our Adams State University accounts safe from hijackers, even if they attained a user’s username and password.

Upon login to your ASU Google Apps, such as Google Drive, Google Calendar, or Student Gmail, you will be prompted to provide a phone number. This phone number will only be used by Google to send a verification code if there is a suspicious login to your account so they can verify your identity.

The number will ONLY be used if when there is a suspicious login.  Most people get less than 3 verification prompts per year.

If you do not want to enable verification for your account you may skip it. Simply click the “skip” link on the verification code page.

For more information, including screenshots of what the page will look like, please check out this Google Support link:

****Maintenance for Thursday, June 19th****

The following maintenance activities will take place tonight, Thursday June 19th during our normally scheduled maintenance window:

At 9:00 PM Computing Services will be installing security patches on employee computers for the following programs: Internet Explorer 11, Adobe Reader, Firefox, Thunderbird and Opera. Employees are encouraged to log out but leave their computers turned on to aid in the successful installation of these patches.

Beginning at 9:00 PM and lasting roughly 3 hours, we will be performing various security updates on all networking and web services. There may be very brief outages as we reboot the systems, but user impact should be minimal.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at

Thank you!

Computing Services