Pitt IT recommends that users immediately install the necessary security updates using Microsoft's Windows Update feature on their computers.
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Free/busy time is now visible across Pitt and UPMC, simplifying the scheduling of meetings.
Pitt IT recommends administrators prioritize applying the patches to all Linux systems.
The scam appears to originate from the 24/7 IT Help Desk’s email address (e.g., email@example.com).
The Student Information System (PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile) will be unavailable during an extended maintenance period from 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30.
The scam implies that a payment is in progress from the recipient’s bank account.
PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile will be unavailable during vendor maintenance scheduled for the Student Information System (PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile) beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22. This work is expected to last until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Pitt IT recommends that users immediately install the security updates necessary by using Microsoft's Windows Update.
Lecture Capture (Panopto) will be unavailable during a vendor update from 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 8, to 1 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. Once completed, this service will no longer work using Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11).
The vendor for Online Survey System (Qualtrics) is offering a preview of its Results-Reports with an updated user experience.
It is important to note that LastPass itself has not suffered a data breach. LastPass has published a blog article that explains the attempted attacks.
Pitt IT recommends you install the necessary security updates using Microsoft's Windows Update feature.
All Chrome users should update to the latest version to protect against a security vulnerability.
IT Partners should contact all application vendors for the services they support and apply the recommended mitigations as soon as possible.
Pitt IT is not aware of the vulnerability being exploited at the University, but it is being actively exploited elsewhere.
Users may install or upgrade to Windows 11 after consulting with their department's IT staff and verifying hardware compatibility.
Two Box permission levels―Uploader and Preview Uploader―will be no longer be available effective Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.
Connectivity to PittNet wired and Wi-Fi networks will be impacted for all devices—including Teams and Avaya phones—in building locations on the Pittsburgh campus.
An archive instance of Blackboard Learn is accessible by approved users until then.
Individual phone numbers may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes during the transition.