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Phishing Alert: School Update Scam Claims to Link to Digital Document

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 14:09

The following is a sample of the recent fraudulent email. Before clicking on any documents shared with you, check with the sender personally to confirm that they did indeed share a document with you. 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: School Update


You have been invited to view a digital document using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, click view document to view.

View document

Copyright © 2017 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.


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.

Faculty Information System: Manage Favorites

Manage Favorites


The use of favorites in the Faculty Information System lets you conduct peer searches to find other faculty with similar interests. Using Favorites also allows you to select information that you wish to add to public-facing profile pages via an API tool.

You can add favorites to Publications, Grants, Professional Activities, and Teaching Activities.

Wireless Feedback

If you have a comment or suggestion about wireless service on campus, please tell us about it.

Secure Remote Access: Connect with the Pulse Secure Client


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.



Thunderbird is an email client that can be used to access My Pitt Email using the IMAP protocol.

PittNet(Wireless): Configuring Windows 10 for Wireless PittNet


If you are not able to connect to Wireless PittNet using our automated wizard, you can manually configure your computer using the steps in this help sheet.

Note: You must have installed the InCommon certificates before completing the instructions below. Refer to the help sheet titled Installing the InCommon and UserTrust Certificates (Windows) for details.

PittNet (Wired): How to Connect your Gaming Console or Smart TV to PittNet


Please note: Instructions for connecting to the Pitt Gaming network only apply to Pittsburgh and Bradford campus residence hall residents. Students in other regional campus residence halls will need to use the instructions at the bottom of this page under the Internet Connection Sharing heading. 

Emerging Technologies

Explore emerging technologies we are evaluating or implementing.

Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Feb. 4

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:40


Network equipment will be upgraded during the standard downtime period on Saturday, February 4 beginning at 11:00 p.m. The work is expected to be completed by 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 5.

Wired and wireless network service will be briefly affected in the following locations:

  • Barco Law Building
  • Network traffic (MPLS) to UPMC from Sterling Plaza, Baum Blvd., and Schenley

Wired and wireless network service may also be affected in the following buildings:

  • Alumni Hall
  • Amos Hall
  • Bakery Square
  • Bellefield Hall
  • Brackenridge Hall
  • Bruce Hall
  • Clapp Hall
  • Craig Hall
  • Crawford Hall
  • David Lawrence Hall
  • Forbes Craig Apt.
  • Holland Hall
  • Information Sciences Building
  • Langley Hall
  • Lexington Tech Park – Building #1 (North Lexington Ave.)
  • Life Sciences Annex
  • Litchfield Towers
  • McCormick Hall
  • Melwood Ave.
  • Music Building
  • Ruskin Hall
  • Sterling Plaza
  • Steven Foster Memorial
  • The Offices at Baum (Baum Boulevard)
  • Thomas St.
  • University Child Development Center (Clyde Street)
  • William Pitt Union

This maintenance is necessary to ensure the continued reliability and stability of the network. Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions about this announcement