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.