On Saturday, Feb 8 from 6 am to 6 pm, Millennium and any related EPortfolio apps will be offline for system maintenance.
WFS will be down starting at 7 am this Saturday, January 11, 2014, for about 10-12 hours to allow for an upgrade to the Oracle environment.
Nov. 27, 2013 by mgeoffino
Earlier in November, ITS sent an announcement regarding the spread of Trojan virus called CryptoLocker affecting Windows machines. If you are using a Macs or Linux machines, your computer is not affected and the information below does not apply to you.
Wired ResNet is functioning. WesGuest wireless will not be available until Tuesday morning, Nov 19.
ITS is working on a problem affecting all wired ResNet connections and Guest Wireless access. We are hoping to have it addressed by 7:00 pm.
For those who have been receiving the reminders but have not yet changed their password, we have extended the deadline to tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13 at 2:00 pm. A third reminder email will arrive this afternoon. This will be the final reminder.
From approximately noon to 4:00 on Sat, iDevices were unable to connect to Exchange to retrieve email. ITS was able to address the issue and connections have resumed.
CryptoLocker Trojan Virus
You may hear in the news about the proliferation of this malware on Windows PCs. ITS is actively working on a sitewide solution for Wesleyan domain machines. Also, our antivirus software ESET, is well aware of it. However, because there are so many variants, protection can never be 100% assured. Please be vigilant about not opening attachments you don’t recognize or aren’t expecting–even from email addresses of people you know. Be sure to protect your personal Windows PCs by keeping them updated with antivirus software.
Here are a couple of informative links about this issue:
A video that provides a good overview in accessible language:
An article from our AntiVirus vendor, ESET:
An email is circulating today that warns of suspension of your email account. This is particularly unfortunate as we are in the midst of our annual password reset. However this email (and others like it) are not legitimate. The fake email is at the bottom of this post.
We do have a real deadline for password reset of November 12. Note that the emails warning you of this deadline contain informational links, but do not contain links to change your password. The legitimate email signed by Karen Warren only provides instructions for changing your password. Please do not be mislead by fake emails posing to be from Wesleyan that are not signed and contain suspicious links asking you for your credentials.
Body of FAKE EMAIL circulating.
*Suspension of Your Email
Access to this server is available from your location through the Universal Resource Locator Click or Copy the below link to a browser and fill the required information: [link removed].