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Alerts & Notifications

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.

Phishing Alert: Pitt Quick Authentication Scam

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 4:14pm

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims you must sign in to your University email address for Quick Authentication. 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 credientails. The email scam usually originates from a University email address.

Network Maintenance to Affect More Buildings on Dec. 23-24

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:40am

 

Network equipment will be upgraded on Friday, December 23rd beginning at 11:00 p.m.  The work is expected to be completed by 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24th.

During the maintenance period, wired and wireless network service and telecommunications service will be unavailable for the following buildings on the Pittsburgh campus:

Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Dec. 23-24

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:02pm

 

Network equipment will be upgraded on Friday, December 23rd beginning at 11:00 p.m.  The work is expected to be completed by 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24th.

During the maintenance period, wired and wireless network service and telecommunications service will be unavailable for the following buildings on the Pittsburgh campus:

  • Biomedical Science Tower 1 (BST)
  • Petersen Events Center

This maintenance is necessary to enhance the stability and reliability of the network.