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News & Announcements from SAS Computing

Possible Malware Claiming to be from ADP

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Many of us are receiving an email message claiming to be from ADP about payroll.

The email contains a .zip file, which contains an executable .exe file. Please don't open it until we can confirm whether it contains malware.

Phishing for CashPro Passwords

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A new "phishing" attack has targeted Penn. The phishing email claims, "This email is being sent to inform you that you have been granted a new digital certificate for use with Bank of America CashPro. Online." In actuality, the links in the email actually go to tostiabbigliamento.com! It is an attempt to get you to reveal your Bank of America or American Express credentials. Don't fall for the con game!

Drupal Approved Modules

The School of Arts and Sciences Information Security and Unix Systems regularly audits Drupal modules to ensure security and stability.

Request Form for Canvas is Available

An online form to request Canvas course sites is now available. You can access the form at https://dla.library.upenn.edu/siterequest/ or by going to the Libraries’ Courseware home page (http://www.library.upenn.edu/courseware/) and looking for the Course Request Form link on the menu on the left of the page.

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.

Phishing Attempt Claims Library Account Expired

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Doug Smullens of the University Library reports that faculty members are receiving fraudulent emails warning that their Penn Library accounts have expired. The email is an attempt to obtain your password!

NEVER DISCLOSE YOUR PASSWORD.

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.

Blackboard Phaseout Nearly Complete

Our transition from Blackboard to Canvas is approaching its final stages. Blackboard will no longer be available as of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Guidelines for Secure Input Filters

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

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