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Archive for 2016

Trick or Treat? Phishing Emails in Office 365

Posted October 24, 2016

Phishing is a form of scam designed to trick you into giving out personal information such as your password, credit card information, or Social Security number. Phishing emails can be hard to spot, so it’s important to know what to look for. Keep an eye out for messages sent from an email address that doesn’t […]

Widespread Denial of Service Attack, Many External Sites Affected

Posted October 21, 2016

Throughout the day today a large number of popular services including wufoo.com and twitter.com have been unavailable due to a denial of service (DDoS) attack on a major DNS provider. For a list of affected services and additional information and updates, see http://gizmodo.com/this-is-probably-why-half-the-internet-shut-down-today-1788062835. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted October 19, 2016

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Launch of the Information Security Education Program

Posted October 17, 2016

Be an InfoSec Master! (mobile-friendly version) Today marks the launch of the College’s Information Security Education Program, providing all community members with an opportunity to master competencies pertinent to the security of the College’s sensitive data and their own; broad participation in the program will exponentially reduce the College’s security risk profile. What does participation […]

Account Closures for Graduating Students

Posted October 13, 2016

As the end of the fall semester approaches, please be aware of the following information about account closures for graduating students: http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/4833 Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted October 12, 2016

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Routine System Maintenance: 2017 Schedule

Posted October 11, 2016

Routine system maintenance generally occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. LITS implemented this practice in June 2015 to reduce overall system downtime, to improve the security and reliability of College systems and networks, and to maintain compliance with industry and vendor support requirements and best […]

Windows Drive Mappings: Minor Change 10/10 at 5pm

Posted October 10, 2016

This evening, we will be making a change to Windows file storage (S:, P:, etc.) drive mappings.  Community members should not notice any difference, we are simply changing the method we are using to map these drives to improve consistency.  Home directories (H:) are unaffected. Please contact the Help Desk (help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, lits.brynmawr.edu) with any […]

Tech Talk: What’s New in Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy? 10/11 4-5pm

Posted October 10, 2016

Tech Talk: What’s New in Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy? Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm Thomas Hall, Quita Woodward Room Come learn about new programs, resources, and opportunities available to faculty, students and staff who are interested in digitally-enabled scholarship and teaching. We’ve had a lot of new additions to the LITS team since […]

InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) Unavailable 10/11 9-11am

Posted October 10, 2016

InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Our vendor will be upgrading the ILL system during this time. The upgrade will provide minor bug fixes; no significant changes should be visible. Contact bmcill@brynmawr.edu with questions.

macOS Sierra Update Beginning Today 10/4

Posted October 4, 2016

As of today (previously unannounced), Apple has begun pushing macOS Sierra updates. The software will download automatically, but community members will still need to manually allow the update to be installed. We expect that if you choose not to install Sierra, your computer will prompt you to do so persistently. There is no reasonable path […]

InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) Unavailable 10/11 9-11am

Posted October 4, 2016

InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Our vendor will be upgrading the ILL system during this time. The upgrade will provide minor bug fixes; no significant changes should be visible. Contact bmcill@brynmawr.edu with questions.  

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