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December Microsoft Security Bulletins

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4:24pm
Six critical vulnerabilities affect Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, and Adobe Flash Player.

December Microsoft Security Bulletins

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4:24pm


Microsoft Corporation has announced six new critical security vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, 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.

Phishing Alert: Outlook Web App Upgrade Scam

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:13am


Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims to be from the IT Service Desk Support. The email states that webmail has been improved and that staff and faculty should click on the link to update it. The link directs the user to a malicious webpage which attempts to steal the user's credentials. 

Phishing Alert: Multifactor Scam Mimics Pitt Passport Login Page

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:29pm


Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims new authentication requirements are coming to Pitt. The email asks readers to click a link to set up Duo multifactor authentication. The link directs readers to a harmful site that mimics the Pitt Passport login page and attempts to collect their username and password. The email scam usually originates from a non-University email address.

Some Exciting New Features are Coming to My Pitt!

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 1:04pm


On December 21, My Pitt will be enhanced with several new features that will make it faster and easier to access University resources and information.

  1. Search More Easily: Try the powerful new search bar.   
  2. Browse More Quickly: Find services in a flash with new task icons. 
  3. Ask Cathy: Connect with familiar services and discover new ones.

Learn more at

Update-Vendor Issue Not Currently Affecting University Calls

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 12:15pm


12:15 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The vendor issue that impacted University telephone service yesterday is not currently affecting the University’s phone system. Calls to and from external phone numbers are functioning normally at this time. We are continuing to monitor the situation, and the cause of the issue is still actively being investigated. If you experience a reoccurrence of this issue, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] to report it.  

11:55 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2016

Vendor Maintenance to Affect Electronic Lab Notebooks on November 27th

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 2:45pm


LabArchives, the service provider for the Electronic Lab Notebook service will be performing maintenance on Sunday, November 27 during the University’s standard downtime period. The Electronic Lab Notebook service will be unavailable between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST on Sunday, November 27 while maintenance is completed. Users of the Electronic Lab Notebooks service will not be able to access the service during the maintenance period. A vendor announcement is currently displayed within LabArchives to provide users with advanced notice about the scheduled maintenance.