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Baker-Berry Library main street. (Photo credit: Joseph Mehling '69)
October 22, 2-3:00 pm, Silsby 028. Part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Any Dartmouth website that requests login info should have the green bar.
Log in to https://webgateway.dartmouth.edu and click the Library Resources link. Learn more.
If you have a Macintosh computer, take two steps to protect yourself from the recently discovered "Shellshocked" vulnerability. See http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/help/bash.html for more information.
We have seen a recent rash of Macintosh computers coming into the IT Help Desk infected with a virus. See http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/help/macvirus.html for more information.
In the latest version of the Chrome web browser, the default paper size is automatically set to A3 (11x17). This means anything you print from Chrome will try to print on 11x17 paper – unless you change the default paper size. See Printing from Chrome Web Browser for more information.
Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff can get a complete version of Microsoft Office for free to use for as long as they're an active student, faculty, or staff member at Dartmouth. See Microsoft Office for more information.
Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop and connecting to the Eduroam wireless network that is now available at many institutions. See http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/internet/wireless/eduroam.html for more information.
There have been recent phishing attempts using email asking for people to confirm usage of Dartmouth Outlook web mail service. These email requests are fraudulent; typical of most phishing attacks, messages will vary slightly when sent to different organizations. DO NOT click on any links provided in the message. Delete the message. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com
By April 6th, most central computing systems will be able to work with Java version 1.7.51. Since this newer version of Java is more secure than earlier versions, we would like everyone to upgrade as soon as possible after April 6th. See Java Upgrade for more information.
Microsoft discontinued support for the Windows XP operating system effective April 8, 2014. As of August 1, 2014, machines running Windows XP were blocked from the Dartmouth network unless they were behind a special segment of the network. See Windows XP Alert for more information.
News and information about Information Technology Services at Dartmouth
Some people have recently started experiencing issues with VPN connections. See Using the Juniper VPN for additional information.
CryptoLocker encrypts user files (Office documents, PDFs, pictures, etc.) using strong public key encryption, and then stores the private key required to decrypt the files on a remote server controlled by the attacker. Learn how to protect yourself from this malware.
Dartmouth Computing Services has licensed lynda.com access for Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff. lynda.com is one of the premier online learning systems, and provides effective online training for numerous topics at a variety of levels. Find more information on lynda.dartmouth.edu.
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Last Updated: 10/16/14