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Urgent: Phishing Scam Notices-March 21, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Attention WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students:
CaTS wants you to be aware of two new phishing scams that are targeting university faculty, staff, and students. Please read the below descriptions of these scams.

*Over Quota*


This scam tells you that your email is over quota and that you need to copy and paste a link into your web browser to avoid losing your account. You should not copy and paste this link, as you will be asked to enter your username and password, which could give scammers access to your email and other personal information.

*American Airlines Order Confirmation*


This scam gives you information about a supposed ticket order you placed with American Airlines. The message directs you to open the attached zip file to view your order information. You should not download or open the zip file, as it likely contains a virus which could damage your computer or steal your personal information.

Always remember: If you get ANY email that asks you to click on a link to enter your username and password, DON'T click on it. This is a scam. If you have questions about whether or not a message is a phishing scam, contact the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
 

Final Reminder: Active Directory Transition

Thursday, March 15, 2012
*Final Reminder*
Active Directory Transition


This message is being sent to remind you that CaTS is entering the final stages of the Active Directory transition project. To finalize this project, all Novell users must be converted to Active Directory by March 20, 2012. At that time, Novell will be retired on WSU’s campus, and you will not be able to access your files and printers if your workstation hasn’t been converted. If you do not recall having your computer converted from Novell to Active Directory, please call the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 as soon as possible so that a technician can come to your office and do the conversion.
 

Important Information Concerning WINGS Calendar Notifications

Thursday, March 8, 2012

CaTS wants you to know that email notifications/reminders for WINGS Calendar events that are scheduled during the period of March 11 – April 1, 2012, will appear to be one hour behind the scheduled meeting time. Also, the notifications will display the wrong time zone identifier (e.g. EST instead of EDT).

Please be sure to verify all scheduled meetings during this period on your calendar instead of relying on reminders. The event time listed on your calendar will be correct.

Should you have further questions concerning this, feel free to contact the Help Desk by calling (937) 775-4827, or by sending an email to helpdesk@wright.edu.

CaTS System Maintenance for 3/11/12

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CaTS will be conducting system maintenance this Sunday, March 11, from 10:30am - 11:00am. During this time, the WINGS Express system will be unavailable. If you have questions, please contact the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.

Reminder: H:\ Drive going Away for Students

Thursday, March 1, 2012

CaTS would like to remind all students that, as previously mentioned, access to your campus network H:\ drive will no longer be available after March 20, 2012. Originally, we announced a date of March 1, but this has been extended to give you more time to access and move your files.

If you have any files stored on this drive, you will need to copy them to another device or location, such as a flash drive, external hard drive, or SkyDrive (available through RaiderMail). To get help on how to move your files from your campus H:\ drive to SkyDrive, please visit the following website:

http://www.wright.edu/cats/raidermail/skydrive/

Active Directory Transition Reminder

Thursday, March 1, 2012
*Active Directory Transition Reminder*


This message is being sent to remind you that CaTS is entering the final stages of the Active Directory transition project. To finalize this project, all Novell users must be converted to Active Directory by March 20, 2012. At that time, Novell will be retired on WSU’s campus, and you will not be able to access your files and printers if your workstation hasn’t been converted. If you do not recall having your computer converted from Novell to Active Directory, please call the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 as soon as possible so that a technician can come to your office and do the conversion.

*Check Your Virus Protection Software*


CaTS is still trying to identify around 100 users that currently have McAfee Anti-virus as their on-campus computer’s virus protection software. To identify these users, CaTS would like to ask that you assist us in ensuring your computer has been transitioned from McAfee to Microsoft Forefront, the university’s new virus protection software.

Please visit the website linked below and follow the instructions listed under the operating system currently installed on your computer.

http://www.wright.edu/cats/general/transition.html

Please call the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 with any questions.

Information About RaiderMail for Faculty & Staff

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

As a faculty or staff member, you may have recently heard that CaTS has transitioned all of our student email accounts to RaiderMail, a service offered by Microsoft. One of the many benefits of this new system is the increased email storage space, which currently offers all students 10 GB each. Some faculty members have questioned whether they, too, will be able to use this email system and also receive those benefits, especially the increased email storage.

CaTS would like all faculty and staff members to know that we are currently in talks with the Academic Services Committee (ASC) and IT Committees on the feasibility of moving faculty and staff email/calendar to Microsoft Live, which is the same email system now being used by the students. Along with these talks, we are also working on developing policies and procedures that will address issues unique to a faculty/staff environment. Although an official decision has not yet been made, CaTS is hoping that we can begin moving faculty and staff to Microsoft Live as early as Spring Quarter.

CaTS will continue to notify the university as more information and details become available.

Urgent: Phishing Scam Information-February 2, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Attention WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students:
Another phishing scam email has been found that targets university faculty, staff, and students. If you get ANY email that asks you to click on a link to enter your username and password, DON'T click on it. This is a scam. If you have questions about whether or not a message is a phishing scam, contact the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.

Important: CaTS Notice Concerning Phishing Scam-January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Faculty, Staff, and Students,

The Help Desk was recently notified of yet another phishing scam email that targets students, faculty, and staff of Wright State University. The message tells the reader that their email account storage is over quota, and that they need to click the link in the email to fix the issue. Once clicked, a page comes up asking for a username and password. This scam message could have a subject line with the words "Final Warning!!!!" and might have a "copyright 2011 Wright State University Help Desk" line within the email.

Please note that this is a scam and not an official notice from Wright State University or CaTS. DO NOT fall victim to this scam by clicking the link or entering your login information. If you do, your campus account could be used by spammers to send spam email.

Remember, CaTS will NEVER ask you for your account information via email or the web. If you have questions concerning this, please contact the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
 

Attention Users of pcAnywhere Software

Friday, January 27, 2012
Symantec Advises Users to Turn Off pcAnywhere in Hack Aftermath

Symantec has advised customers to take their copies of pcAnywhere offline as the company continues to struggle with the aftermath of a major data breach. The company issued a whitepaper addressing new vulnerabilities in its remote access tool that were exploited by a recently publicized attack which allowed attackers to gain access to the application’s source code. The 2006 hack was recently brought to light by an Indian hacking team that is seeking to publicly distribute the code. Symantec has now determined a major update is necessary to protect users from any flaws revealed in the compromised source code. The company is advising users of pcAnywhere 12.5 to disable the remote management tool until an update is released. If users do not take their copies of the tool offline, the company warned attackers could possibly compromise systems and perform “man-in-the-middle” attacks that could result in the theft of user credentials and other network traffic.

Source:
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2141452/symantec-advises-users-pcanywhere...

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