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Alerts & Notifications

January Microsoft Security Bulletins

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 3:39pm

Microsoft Corporation has announced two new critical security vulnerabilities affecting 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: PNC Bank Account Validation Scam

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 12:56pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims the recipient's PNC bank account has been placed on hold. The message states the recipient must click a link to log in within five days or their account will be suspended. Clicking the link redirects the user to a malicious web site that attempts to gather their username and password.

Phishing Alert: New Email Scam Mimics Pitt Passport Login

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 2:08pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims authentication requirements are needed for all users. The email asks readers to login to their Pitt email and then click a link for quick 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 appears to originate from a University email address.

PeopleSoft Extended Maintenance Scheduled for Jan. 7-8

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 9:48am

 

The Student Information System (PeopleSoft) will be unavailable during an extended maintenance period from approximately 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7 through 7:00 a.m. Sunday, January 8. Although an extended maintenance period has been scheduled during these times, the system will be returned to service earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule. This maintenance is necessary to maintain the stability and reliability of the PeopleSoft system.

Phishing Alert: Library Account Expiration Scam

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 7:49pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims your library account has expired and that you must log in to reactivate it or it will be closed automatically. The link in the body of the email message directs the user to a malicious web page that mimics the University's Pitt Passport login page and attempts to steal the user's credentials. The email scam appears to originate from a non-University email address, but it includes a Pitt phone number in the email signature.

Easier Gaming Console Connections in the Residence Halls

Monday, December 26, 2016 - 1:30pm

 

The new Pitt Gaming network provides a simpler way to connect gaming consoles and Smart TVs to the University’s network from Pittsburgh campus residence halls.

You can take advantage of the Pitt Gaming network by connecting your device to your room's network port with an Ethernet cable or by connecting to the PITT-GAMING wireless network. For optimal performance, we recommend that you connect to the wired network port in your room.

For details, please visit http://pi.tt/gaming.

Phishing Alert: Pitt ITS Services Email Authentication Scam

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 1:10pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims that it is from "ITS Services” and states there is a new message from faculty/staff. The link in the body of the email message directs the user to a malicious Web page that mimics the University's Pitt Passport login page and attempts to steal the user's credentials. The email scam appears to originate from a University email address.

The Pitt Mobile App Challenge is Back and Better than Ever

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 12:20pm

 

The Pitt Mobile App Challenge gives Pitt undergraduate students at all campuses the chance to share their mobile app ideas with the Pitt community and the opportunity to win some terrific prizes, including $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, or $500 worth of Amazon gift cards! 

This year's App Challenge asks students to tackle one of five specific challenges. Once you choose your challenge, you can participate in one of two categories:

Phishing Alert: Message from PNC Bank Scam

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 4:32pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims that the user has a new, important message from PNC Bank. The email bank asks the user to provide credentials in order to provide improved security for their account, and they need to click the link and verify their usernames and credentials. Opening the email link redirects the user to a malicious external site which then attempts to gather usernames and credentials.