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Math FAQ

Mathematics Department SAS Computing FAQ

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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

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.

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.

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.

Facstaff Mail Issues for Some Users: RESOLVED

As of 11AM on 12/16 we believe the system is stabilized.  We are still diagnosing the larger hardware issue and monitoring the system closely, but we hope to avoid further outages during busin

RESOLVED: Facstaff networking issue

This issue was resolved as of noon.  Thank you.