Alerts & Notifications

  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:44pm Box FTP Connections to Require Port 990 Beginning Mar. 8

All Box FTP connections will require the use of port 990 instead of port 21.

Box FTP Connections to Require Port 990 Beginning Mar. 8
  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:17pm Phishing Alert: “Can You Hear Me” Phone Scam

Scammers record your "yes" response and attempt to use it to authorize charges on a phone bill or a stolen credit card.

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Phishing Alert: “Can You Hear Me” Phone Scam
  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 3:20pm Phishing Alert: Mailbox Storage Limit Scam

Email scam claims you must provide your password to remove a block that has been placed on your mailbox.

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Phishing Alert: Mailbox Storage Limit Scam
  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:56pm Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Feb. 18

Wired network service will be briefly affected.

Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Feb. 18
  Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:48pm Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Feb. 11

Wired and wireless network service will be briefly affected.

Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Feb. 11
  Monday, February 6, 2017 - 2:46pm Multifactor Authentication to be Required Beginning March 5

Faculty and staff will use multifactor authentication to log in to all Pitt Passport services.

Multifactor Authentication to be Required Beginning March 5
  Monday, February 6, 2017 - 2:09pm Vendor Maintenance Affects Some Software Downloads on Feb. 7

Access to download software through pitt.onthehub.com will be unavailable from 7 to 9 a.m.

Vendor Maintenance Affects Some Software Downloads on Feb. 7
  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:49pm Explore and Visualize University Data with Tableau

Tableau uses visual analytics to allow you to move quickly from question to insight.

Explore and Visualize University Data with Tableau
  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 1:01pm Resolved: Vendor Issue Affecting Access to pitt.box.com

Box has resolved their issue. Service has been restored.

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Resolved: Vendor Issue Affecting Access to pitt.box.com
  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:19am Phishing Alert: New Email Scam Mimics Pitt Passport Login

Email scam claims to be an important message from Pitt faculty and staff

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Phishing Alert: New Email Scam Mimics Pitt Passport Login
  Friday, January 27, 2017 - 3:14pm You could win up to $4,000 in the Pitt Mobile App Challenge.

Listen to two students describe their experience in last year's challenge.

You could win up to $4,000 in the Pitt Mobile App Challenge.
  Friday, January 27, 2017 - 9:26am WordPress Releases Critical Security Update

Update resolves several new WordPress vulnerabilities.

WordPress Releases Critical Security Update
  Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:40am Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Feb. 4

Wired and wireless network service will be briefly affected.

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Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Feb. 4
  Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 8:33am Faculty Information System Update Affects Research Interests

Your Research Interests will move from the Overview section to the Professional Activities section.

Faculty Information System Update Affects Research Interests
  Monday, January 23, 2017 - 2:26pm Phishing Alert: Outlook Mailbox Expiration Scam

Email scam claims you must reply with your username and password or your mailbox will expire.

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Phishing Alert: Outlook Mailbox Expiration Scam
  Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:19am Skype for Business Presence Change Takes Effect January 28

It will soon be easier to use Skype for Business to see real-time presence information for your coworkers, colleagues, and friends.

Skype for Business Presence Change Takes Effect January 28
  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 4:08pm Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Jan. 28

Wired and wireless network service will be briefly affected.

Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Jan. 28
  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 3:39pm January Microsoft Security Bulletins

Two critical vulnerabilities affect Microsoft Office and Adobe Flash Player.

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January Microsoft Security Bulletins
  Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 12:56pm Phishing Alert: PNC Bank Account Validation Scam

Scam email details about your PNC account could not be validated and you must log in within five days.

Phishing Alert: PNC Bank Account Validation Scam
  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 2:08pm Phishing Alert: New Email Scam Mimics Pitt Passport Login

Scam requests user to log in to email and click on a malicious link

Phishing Alert: New Email Scam Mimics Pitt Passport Login
  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 9:48am PeopleSoft Extended Maintenance Scheduled for Jan. 7-8

The Student Information System will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. on Jan. 7 through 7:00 a.m. on Jan. 8

PeopleSoft Extended Maintenance Scheduled for Jan. 7-8
  Monday, January 2, 2017 - 7:49pm Phishing Alert: Library Account Expiration Scam

Scam lists Pitt phone number in signature and claims you must log in to reactivate your library account or it will be closed.

Phishing Alert: Library Account Expiration Scam
  Monday, December 26, 2016 - 1:30pm Easier Gaming Console Connections in the Residence Halls

Enjoy a simpler way to connect gaming consoles and Smart TVs to the University’s network from Pittsburgh campus residence halls.

Easier Gaming Console Connections in the Residence Halls
  Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 1:10pm Phishing Alert: Pitt ITS Services Email Authentication Scam

Scam email claims it is from ITS Services and asks you to sign in to your University email to read an important message.

Phishing Alert: Pitt ITS Services Email Authentication Scam