What’s New

News & Announcements from SAS Computing

Computing Website Redesigned

Welcome to the new website for computing and information technology in the School of Arts & Sciences. The redesigned site, unveiled on September 22, provides several improvements.

Planned Networking Outage, Sunday October 5th, 4am-6am

On Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 4 AM - 6 AM, critical maintenance will be performed on networking systems in our data center. During
this time, many SAS IT Services will be unavailable.

Guidelines for Secure Input Filters

As stated in the Drupal configuration pages, "Improper text format configuration is a security risk." 

Math FAQ

Mathematics Department SAS Computing FAQ

General

Limiting Incoming SSH Connections on Mac

SSH, or the Secure SHell, is an important tool for remote access and administration on a Mac computer.  Unfortunately, SSH is a common target for malicious attackers.  Examination of netw

PGP Installation

Note: As of 12/8/2009 these directions assume you are working with a non-domain member machine.  We will provide additional details for domain-member machines.

PGP Installation

Qualtrics

Qualtrics is an online service for creating and administering surveys. The School of Arts and Sciences has a site license for Qualtrics.

Email through Comcast

Some people using Comcast for their internet connections are experiencing problems sending email through Facstaff. It appears that Comcast disabled some ports recently.

If you're experiencing this problem, here are instructions for configuring Thunderbird.

Identity Finder Protects Sensitive Personal Information

Identity Finder is software that can find personal information, such as Social Security numbers and credit card information, that is stored on a personal computer. Penn has licensed Identity Finder to help users find and protect this kind of data.

The End of Blackboard at Penn

The Blackboard course management system is longer be available. Neither students nor instructors are able to log in. All sites are archived for future use.