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LinkedIn, Tumblr, MySpace and Fling Passwords? Change Them!

posted by Wharton Computing Student Support on June 28, 2016 in WCIT

Recent security breaches at LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr and Fling mean you should be practicing safe password behavior!  If you have ever used your PennKey password for a non-Penn account, please change it as soon as possible. Penn passwords should be used only for Penn accounts and should be changed at least once a year.  Change your PennKey password here.

We know it's hard to manage all the passwords you run into every day, but luckily Penn has provided a solution.  Manage all your passwords in one place using LastPass password management software.  For information on downloading and installing the sofware, see https://secure.www.upenn.edu/computing/resources/category/applications/article/lastpass-40/

For help or advice on getting started with LastPass, see our Tips Page or contact the Student Computing Team.

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Update Flash ASAP

posted by Wharton Computing Student Support on June 14, 2016 in WCIT

Adobe has released a security update for Flash Player; if you don’t have Flash Player configured to auto-update, we recommend you manually update your installation as soon as possible.

To download the latest version of Flash Player manually, go to Adobe's website:

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Remember to close and reopen your web browser following the update.

Contact the Wharton Student Computing Team with any questions.

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Symantec (Norton) Antivirus Users: Update Immediately

posted by Wharton Computing Student Support on May 17, 2016 in WCIT

In recent days a vulnerability has been identified in Symantec and Norton Antivirus products which, if executed, can crash your computer. If you use Symantec Antivirus (provided free through the University), make sure the LiveUpdate feature is turned on.

Mac/OS X

  1. Open Symantec, either by clicking the shield icon in the menu bar or by launching the program from Applications.
  2. Click LiveUpdate. LiveUpdate should run and install all patches and virus definitions automatically.


Windows

  1. Open Symantec, either by clicking the shield icon in the system tray or by launching the program from the Program Menu.
  2. Click LiveUpdate. LiveUpdate should run and install all patches and virus definitions automatically.


The Student Computing Team is available to help with any problems or questions arising from this, or other, issues.

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New Phishing Email On Campus

posted by Wharton Computing Student Support on March 22, 2016 in WCIT

There is a new phishing email going around campus asking you to validate your account by logging into a website. The phish may look something like this:


Due to the ongoing change in our University of Pennsylvania Login page, you will be require to Validate your account login to enable us integrate your account to the new login page. Please click on the Single Sign-On link below to validate your account by signing in:

http://universityofpennsy.y0.pl/weblogin.pennkey.upenn.edu

NOTE: ENTER YOUR CORRECT ONLINE ID AND PASSWORD; Failure to do this will result in temporary limited access to your mailbox.

This is not a message from Wharton Computing, and you should delete it immediately.

What to Do

If you responded to one of these, you need to change ALL of your passwords—Wharton, PennKey, O365 and email-- as soon as possible.

Wharton Computing has taken steps to block these messages, but that will only help in certain circumstances. The best defense is not to click on the link, and delete the message right away.

The Student Computing Team is available to help with any problems or questions arising from this, or other, issues.

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Undergraduate Advising

posted by Colleen Heavens on May 18, 2015 in UGR

Quick-Question Advising for the Week of May 26, 2015

  • Tuesday: 12 - 3pm
  • Wednesday: 1:30 - 3pm
  • Thursday: 12 - 3pm

Quick-question advising is limited 10-15 minute sessions for questions about issues with impending deadlines. A different advisor will be on call each day to see students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advising Appointments

To make an appointment with an advisor, use the online appointment scheduler or call 215-898-7608. (Note that appointments can only be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.)

Peer Advising Appointments

To make an appointment with a peer advisor, use the online appointment scheduler.

Vice Dean Office Hours

To make an appointment with the Vice Dean, use the online appointment scheduler.

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