Malware Downloaded from Seemingly Clean Office Documents
Bitdefender is warning Microsoft Office users of a new spam campaign that resembles a tax return, a remittance, or form of bill from a bank. The spam often carries a Microsoft Word or Excel attachment that will automatically execute a piece of malware with a macro code disguised to bypass traditional antivirus if downloaded. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2947
If you happen to open one of these attachments or have any other concerns, please be sure to call the CaTS Help Desk at (937)-775-4827 or email at email@example.com.
Sign Up for Microsoft Lync 2013 Training
CaTS wants to remind you that we have upcoming training sessions for
Microsoft Lync 2013. Our instructors will guide you through the Lync
software and show you how to chat, share files, and use Lync as both a
remote location meeting tool and as a way to interview prospective
employees or students.
Here is a list of upcoming sessions, along with their availability:
-Monday, February 23; 2:00 - 3:30pm - Only a few seats left!
-Wednesday, March 25; 2:00 - 3:30pm - Plenty of seats left to fill.
-Wednesday, April 15; 10:00 - 11:30am - Plenty of seats left to fill.
Sign up now and take advantage of all that Lync has to offer! To
register for a session visit this website:
To learn more about Microsoft Lync visit
you've got any questions about Microsoft Lync or our training sessions,
please give the Help Desk a call at (937) 775-4827 or toll free at
Voicemail System Now Available
The university's voicemail system is once again fully available. If you
have further questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
Current Issues with Campus Voicemail
At this time, the university's voicemail system is experiencing
intermittent problems. Both the main campus and Lake campus are affected
by this outage. CaTS is aware of the issue and is working to resolve the
problem as soon as possible. We will notify the university once the
system is fully available.
Phishing Scam Notice for 1/16/15
Please be aware of the following phishing scam that is targeting J.P.
Morgan Chase customers. This text is a direct quote from a J.P. Morgan
Chase email about the issue.
J.P. Morgan has received a report of a new malicious email containing a
malware program designed to steal information and user credentials for
online banking websites. A current version of this email contains the
Subject: Payment from Chase bank
Body: You have received a payment from J.P. Morgan Chase for amount
17,841.00. Please check details attached.
Please Do Not open, click on any links, or click to download attachments
or pictures from the email.
Please Forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org and take advantage of the
Cyber Fraud & Secure Online
Banking Webinar available in Support and Community.
J.P. Morgan has received reports of fraudsters successfully installing
on clients' computers malware that requests that the user make multiple
log on attempts, enter token codes multiple times as part of the log on,
or asks the end user to have someone else log on from their machine.
J.P. Morgan ACCESS will never request that another user attempt to log
on from your computer.
PC Mall Gov Unavailable
If you use the PC Mall Gov website to shop for personal purchases, be aware that the website is currently unavailable.
TouchNet MarketPlace System Outage
As of 1:30pm today, the TouchNet MarketPlace system is experiencing an outage. This outage affects any system on campus that utilizes TouchNet for bill payment. These services include, but are not limited to, student bill payment, Wright1 card deposits, and software sales.
TouchNet is working to resolve this issue. If you have further questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
Home Base Services
Home Base was created to meet the advanced support needs of university students. CaTS provides basic support services for free, but can now offer more in-depth support through Home Base. You'll find prices for these support offerings are much lower than going off campus. Home Base also offers software available for purchase to students, staff, and faculty members.
Microsoft Lync is an instant messaging client that gives you instant messaging capabilities, voice and video chat, screen sharing, and more. There are numerous versions of Lync that are available to use with your WSU Office 365 account. Lync 2013 is available for Windows and mobile devices, while Lync 2011 is available for Macs. A version of Lync, called Lync Online, is also available after logging in to Outlook Web App (your web-based email and calendar). See below for links to pages about each of these versions. If you have questions about Lync and its use at WSU, please contact the CaTS Help Desk.