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Autodesk licensing changes

Cornell University’s current Autodesk license is set to expire. Autodesk has been pressing for Cornell to change from an annual license renewal to a perpetual license with yearly maintenance renewal. After evaluating the short term and long term costs of each model, we have decided to move to the perpetual license with annual renewal. Moving […]

Technical Training from CIT

CIT is offering a bunch of Office 2010 training sessions this summer, you can get up to date in Excel, Word or PowerPoint, including basics and some advanced classes. Upcoming Technical Training | Cornell University.

Upcoming Workshops @ Olin & Uris

 Olin and Uris Libraries seem to have one of widest array of summer courses on Campus. Be sure to check them out if there is a new skill or tool you’d like to pick up this summer.  Upcoming Workshops | olinuris.library.cornell.edu.

Phish Bowl – email scams

There has been a significant uptick of Phishing attempts in the last couple of weeks so we’d like to point out that IT@Cornell has a website that lists some of these scam emails and also has a list of verified legitimate Cornell-related emails that might initially make you suspicsious. At the link below are some examples of phishing emails seen […]

Change your LinkedIn password!

Sophos security expert Graham Cluley is advising LinkedIn users to change their passwords as soon as possible, at least as a precaution. If the report is true, then hackers are undoubtedly working hard to decrypt the hashed, or unsalted, passwords. “Although the data which has been released so far does not include associated email addresses, it is […]

Email and Calendar hosting

In fall 2012, the Cornell email and calendar system for faculty and staff will be switched from the locally provided Exchange service to a Microsoft cloud-based service called Office 365. This service provides the same email and calendar system you use today, and you’ll be able to continue using the same Outlook, Outlook Web App, […]

FBI Warns Travelers

If you’re traveling abroad, your laptop could be attacked. That much is certain, according to the FBI, which warned this week that hackers are “targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while establishing an internet connection in their hotel rooms.” The warning comes from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, or the IC3. But it lacks […]

CIT Servicedesk

This does not change how CALS folks request support from their local IT Service Area team, you will continue to use our website @ http://help.cals.cornell.edu The CIT HelpDesk is changing its name and consolidating with the CIT Network Operations Center (NOC) and CIT Support Operations (CIT contact for phone, network, and video requests and problems) […]

Box.com available for Faculty and Staff

Box is a cloud-based collaboration and storage service that provides a web interface for uploading, downloading, sharing and discussing files. Cornell’s Enterprise Box service also includes Box desktop sync! Box is designed to work on Macs, Windows, smart phones, and tablets, so it gives you access to your files from just about anywhere. Find out […]

Over-55s pick passwords twice as secure as teenagers

People over the age of 55 pick passwords double the strength of those chosen by people under 25 years old. That’s according to the largest ever study of password security, which also found that most of us choose passwords that are less secure than security experts recommend. via Over-55s pick passwords twice as secure as […]