!

Category

Identity Theft Awareness

Identity Theft: Then and Now

Watch a classic identity thief to see how this crime has evolved:

Identity theft has become one of the fastest-growing crimes in America today. Identity theft is the deliberate assumption of another individual's identity, usually to gain access to a person's finances or to frame that person for a crime.

The Faculty Information System Has Been Enhanced

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 21:28

 

An enhanced Faculty Information System is now available to University faculty and staff. The upgraded system features an improved user interface and additional options for capturing your publications and categorizing your teaching activity and professional accomplishments.

You are encouraged to log in to the upgraded system and verify the accuracy of your data. Please note that if you entered any data into the Faculty Information System between August 12 and August 30, you will need to re-enter that data into the new system. 

For more information about the enhanced system, please visit our Faculty Information System page.  

Phishing Alert: "Network Maintenance Notice" Scam

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:48

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims there will be disruptions in Internet service on campus and off campus and that you must click a link to view the maintenance status. The link directs readers to a fraudulent version of the Pitt Passport login page that attempts to collect their username and password. The email scam usually originates from a non-University email address. Remember: the real Pitt Passport login page will always begin with https://passport.pitt.edu in the address bar.

The following is a sample of the recent fraudulent email. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), please report it as a phishing scam by forwarding the email message as an attachment to phish@pitt.edu. Detailed instructions on reporting scams are available at http://technology.pitt.edu/phishingscams.

******************************************************************************

Subject: Network Maintenance Notice

There will be brief disruptions connecting to the Internet from campus--and off campus--from 3:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M

View your Maintenance status <link removed>

We thank you for your understanding during this scheduled maintenance event

******************************************************************************

The link in the phishing email directs readers to a malicious Web page (shown below) that mimics the Pitt Passport login page and attempts to collect your username and password.

Fake Pitt Passport page

CSSD strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. Avoid clicking on links contained in such emails, as these may lead to sites that contain harmful software. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.

In addition, CSSD recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, CSSD offers Malwarebytes Premium for individuals and departments at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

Academics: Class Schedules

Students can check their class schedules for both the current term and previous term online at My Pitt.

  1. Log in to My Pitt.
  2. Click Academic Resources at the top of the page.
  3. Click Get Class Schedule.

Academics: Library Resources

My Pitt makes it easy to search the online catalog, access your library account, read online journals, and access other library resources from one convenient location: 

  1. Log in to My Pitt.
  2. Click My Resources at the top of the page.
  3. Select Libraries.

Request Access to the Student Data Mart

Overview

Requests for access to the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Data Mart can be submitted using an online form. The designated Security Contact for your area may submit a request for access on your behalf. If they do, you will receive an email message asking you to review and approve, by signing, the request. Complete the following steps to review and sign the request.

Note: These instructions apply to all requests for access to the Student Data Mart, including requests for restricted access.

Federated Authorization: Approve an Access Request for Restricted Data (for Data Stewards)

Overview

Requests for access to the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Data Mart can be submitted using an online form. The designated Security Contacts can submit requests for access to restricted data. If they do, you will receive an email message asking you to review and approve, by signing, the request.