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

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 17:02

 

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.

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

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

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:40

 

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:

  • 128 North Craig St (Park Plaza)
  • 130 North Bellefield Ave
  • Allegheny Observatory
  • Barco Law Building
  • Biotech Center
  • Bouquet Gardens
  • Bridgeside Point (Cellomics)
  • Bridgeside Point II
  • Duratz Athletics Complex (aka Southside Athletics)
  • Forbes Tower
  • Frick Fine Arts Building
  • Hillman Cancer Center
  • Hillman Library
  • McGowan Institute
  • Mervis Hall
  • Parkvale Building
  • Plum Borough Research Center
  • Posvar Hall (aka Forbes Quad)
  • Sennott Square (aka Multipurpose Academic Ctr.)
  • Webster Hall (through 130 N. Bellefield)

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

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

Phishing Alert: Message from PNC Bank Scam

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 16:32

 

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.

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.

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Subject: Important Update About Your PNC Online Baning Details

Fake TIAA page

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The link in the phishing email directs readers to a malicious Web page (shown below) that mimics a PNC login page and attempts to gather usernames and credentials.

Fake PNC Vank 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.

Network Usage Standards

The following provides guidelines for departments to follow when connecting to and using the University of Pittsburgh's Network (PittNet).

Scope

University of Pittsburgh policy 10-02-13 establishes the provisions for the installation, maintenance, and operation of the University of Pittsburgh's Network (PittNet).

Secure Remote Access: Connect with the Pulse Secure Client

Overview

The Secure Remote Access service provides students, faculty, and staff with the ability to connect to restricted University resources while off campus or using Wireless PittNet. The service encrypts traffic between a user's computer and the University's network.

Pitt Printing Software for Students

Pitt Printing enables students to send print jobs from anywhere to Pitt Print stations located in CSSD computing labs and various remote locations across campus. Pitt Printing enables remote printing from Windows and Macintosh personal computers that have the Pitt Printing Client installed.