Monthly Archives: October 2018

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What’s new and other info for MCECS computer users – Fall 2018

Watch out for phishing spam The start of Fall term is phishing season. Avoid falling for attackers who want your login details and other personal data PSU OIT's information regarding phishing attacks https://portlandstate.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/2/article/44755919 Computer Labs Windows labs are now running Windows 10 version 1709. The Classic Shell start menu has been deprecated. Windows lab software [...]

2020-04-15T17:34:28+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Tighter scrutiny of externally accessible Tier 3 systems

Externally accessible systems at PSU are those that present services to the open Internet that can be reached without the use of a VPN. There have been some recent lapses in security among externally accessible Tier 3 (self-managed) systems as well as a push by OIT to better secure PSU's network border. This has put [...]

2018-10-09T00:33:23+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Problems with some Tier 3 installs of Microsoft Office

In the past year, we have found many instances of MCECS faculty/staff having problems trying to install the PSU licensed version of the Microsoft Office suite on their new Tier 3 (self managed) computers. The problem seems to stem from the vendor's default Windows load (OEM load) on the computer having a trial or starter [...]

2018-10-24T16:52:13+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Web-based Remote Desktop App (Spark View) now available

We have a web-based Remote Desktop Client available for users who need to remotely access Windows systems in MCECS. This method does not require the use of a VPN and may benefit people who are having problems getting their VPN connection to work. The web client is not as robust as a native RDP app, [...]

2018-10-08T16:31:06+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Downtime and Outage Announcements

Primary notification of upcoming system or network downtimes, outages, or changes are through e-mail. Depending on circumstances, we will give as much advance notice as possible. The mailing lists for faculty/staff are populated by the departments. The distribution scope for MCECS students typically uses your enrollment status in the current or previous term. The DOWNTIMES [...]

2019-01-22T02:46:16+00:00October 3rd, 2018|