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Alerts & Notifications

Phishing Alert: PITT Faculty/Staff Message Scam

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:19pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims that the user has a new, important message from Pitt faculty/staff. The message contains a link to a malicious Web page. The email scam appears to originate from the University.

Phishing Alert: Multiple Email Message Scams

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:28pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a series of new email phishing scams that claim to be messages requiring immediate action. These messages contain a link to a malicious Web page. These email scams appear to originate from the University or the IT Help Desk.

Resolved: Widespread Internet Issues Affecting Connectivity

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00pm

 

10:35 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2016

The widespread internet issues that affected connectivity to several major internet sites have been resolved. Access to all Web sites has been restored.

12:50 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2016

Widespread internet issues continue to affect connectivity to several major internet sites. CSSD engineers are monitoring the situation. Updates will be posted as they become available.

10:34 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2016

Symantec Releases Updates

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:48am

 

Symantec has released updates to Symantec Endpoint Protection for workstations that provide support for IPv6.

Individuals who use Symantec Endpoint Protection for personal workstations are urged to download the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP 12.1.6 MP6) from the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

Vendor Maintenance to Affect Lynda.com on October 21st

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 5:07pm

 

Lynda.com, the service provider for the University’s technology training service, will be performing maintenance on October 21st outside the University’s standard downtime period. Lynda.com will be unavailable between 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21st and 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22nd while maintenance is completed. Users of Lynda.com training will not be able to access recordings during the maintenance period.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have questions regarding this announcement.

Update: Network Maintenance during October 22nd Will Be Rescheduled

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 1:36pm

 

The maintenance that was scheduled to take place October 22-23 to upgrade the network service in several buildings on the Pittsburgh campus has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for another downtime window. We will update you when the new maintenance date has been determined.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

Phishing Alert: Account Update Message Scam

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:56pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims that the user's Pitt Passport account requires immediate action. The message contains a link to a malicious Web page. The email scam appears to originate from the University.

October Microsoft Security Bulletins

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 5:37pm

 

Microsoft Corporation has announced five new critical security vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows versions, Word Viewer, Skype for Business 2016, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Silverlight 5 and Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime, .NET Framework 3.0, 3.5, 3.5.1, 4.5.2, and 4.6, and Adobe Flash Player. CSSD recommends that users immediately identify and install the security updates necessary to repair these vulnerabilities by using Microsoft's Windows Update feature on their computers as soon as possible.

Electrical Maintenance to Affect Greensburg Campus on Oct. 8

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:51am

 

Greensburg has scheduled maintenance to the electrical system will affect network service and electrical power for the Greensburg campus on October 8. Network service and electrical power will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 while work is completed to install a new generator.

Protect Your Privacy with Multifactor Authentication

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:32pm

 

Now you can protect your privacy and enhance the security of your data by enabling multifactor authentication for many University online services.  

Multifactor authentication adds another layer of protection to Pitt Passport by requiring two “factors” to log in to a service: something you know (like your password) and something only you have (like your mobile phone on which you will receive a login confirmation notice).

Network Maintenance to Affect BST, Petersen on Oct. 15

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 5:39pm

 

Scheduled maintenance will affect wired and wireless network service and telecommunications service in Biomedical Science Tower and Petersen Events Center during the standard downtime period on October 15. Network and voice service will be unavailable from 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 until 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 16 while work is completed.

Phishing Alert: Important Message from Pitt Faculty/Staff Scam

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:36pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims that the user has a new message from a Faculty or Staff member. The message contains a link to a malicious Web page. The email scam appears to originate from the University.

Register for our Cyber Security Symposium on Oct. 25

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 4:46pm

 

In recognition of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we invite you to join us for our third annual Cyber Security Symposium on October 25 in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to all University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Rohyt Belani, a cyber security industry veteran and former adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon, will present our keynote address: “The Most Important Defense Against Cyber Attacks? You.”

Network Maintenance During Oct. 8 Standard Downtime to Affect Several Buildings

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 2:28pm

 

Network equipment will be upgraded during the standard downtime period on Saturday, October 8 beginning at 11:00 p.m. The work is expected to be completed by 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 9.

During the maintenance period, wired and wireless network service will be unavailable for the following buildings on the Pittsburgh campus: 

Internet2 Maintenance May Slow Internet Connectivity on 9/30

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 1:51pm

Maintenance being performed by Internet2 may impact Internet connectivity between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Friday, September 30. Residence hall students and other users of the University’s network may experience slower Internet connectivity during the maintenance period. This maintenance is necessary to enhance the stability and reliability of the network.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions about this announcement.

Maintenance on 10/1 Affects Voice Service in Some Buildings

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 1:48pm

 

Maintenance on the University’s telecommunications system during the standard downtime period on October 1 will affect telephone service for a limited number of individuals in Crabtree Hall, Lothrop Hall, Parran Hall, the Petersen Events Center, Salk Hall, Scaife Hall, and Victoria Hall.

Maintenance will take place from approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 through 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 2. This maintenance is necessary to enhance the stability and reliability of the telecommunications system. 

Network Maintenance to Affect GSPH and Parran Hall on 10/1

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 5:57pm

 

Scheduled maintenance will affect wired and wireless network service and telecommunications service in the Graduate School of Public Health and Parran Hall during the standard downtime period on October 1. Network and voice service will be unavailable from 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 until 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 2 while work is completed.