Yearly Archives: 2009

Network Outages- EMCS, Wellness, & UC – Dec 29th

The New Library foundation will intersect the copper and fiber optic cables supplying the EMCS, Wellness, and the UC campus buildings with network connectivity. This has required that new cables be placed out of the way of this foundation. The cables have been placed and we will re-connect the supply to these buildings starting and (hopefully ending) December 29th – when there should be the smallest impact. Each building

Be Careful In Facebook

IT is working on A LOT of infected machines that picked up their badness from Facebook.  At this point, if we see less than 3 a week, I would be shocked.  Now, in addition to malware and spyware coming from the site, Facebook is gaining attention as a haven for scammers.  Give the article below a read for additional information: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/31/scamville-the-social-gaming-ecosystem-of-hell/

Phishing Attempt

Email that is being sent with the “Subject: Dear  Webmail User” is a phishing attempt to get your username and password.  Do NOT respond to the email.  UTC ITD never sends emails asking for your UTCID and password. Here is an example of the email: —–Original Message—– From: ADMIN [mailto:security@helpdesk.org] Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:53 PM Subject: Dear Webmail User Dear Webmail User, This message was sent automatically

Record Breaking Month

ITD had a record breaking month in August 2009.  This graph depicts the number of issues we received and the number of issues we closed. Note:The information is from our database that we started using at the end of May 2009.

Phishing Attempt

The email from the Webmaster @UTC.edu today Subject “ Re:Notificaiton “ is a  Phishing attack.  Do NOT respond.  UTC ITD or the Webmaster never sends requests asking the campus to respond by sending UTCID, password, address, department name. For additional details on Phishing please check the ITD Power Point presentation on Phishing   http://itd.utc.edu/Training/PhishingandYou.ppt.  ITD presented a training session during the summer on Phishing and will present additional training for

Mocsprint News

Thanks to the efforts of the SGA, the cost of printing through UTC’s Mocsprint System will be reduced from $.10 per page to $.07. The price reduction will take effect at the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester. Students will continue to receive a $10 PrintPoints credit on their MOCS Card each Fall and Spring semester. For more information, please go to http://itd.utc.edu/mocsprint/

Spoofing PowerPoint

As promised, below is the link to the phishing PowerPoint presentation from last weeks Q&A. http://itd.utc.edu/Training/SpoofingandYou.ppt

Passwords Are Important

I’ve heard several people lately say, “I haven’t changed my password since I started working here”.  That’s not a good idea. I ran across this article at Microsoft about passwords that might be helpful. 5 Tips For Top-Notch Password Security P.S.    I just noticed the article was written by Kim Komando.  She has a weekly radio show on WGOW 1150 at 10am that is certainly worth listening to.  You

Do Not Unsubscribe From Spam

If I ask for an email catalog from The Sharper Image and decide later that I don’t want to get a monthly update from them about their new products, I feel pretty confident that clicking on the “Unsubscribe” button in their emails should do just that.  I should be unsubscibed from their email list. However, if I’m getting emails for things that I don’t want (foreign drugs for example),

Phishing PowerPoint

As promised, below is the link to the phishing PowerPoint presentation from last weeks Q&A. http://itd.utc.edu/Training/PhishingandYou.ppt

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