Welcome to the ITS Alert Board. Here you can find up to date information about technology related issues at USD. These issues include server problems, virus alerts, and much, much more. For questions regarding this page, please contact the ITS Helpdesk.

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Current Alerts
- Office 2016 Warning [Announcements]
updated: 10/28/2015
ITS Suggests not updating to Office 2016 for Windows or Office 2016 for Mac. full alert
- How to avoid installing unwanted software [Announcements]
updated: 03/20/2015

Free software is infamous for sneaking in with other applications during its installation. Sneaking extra software applications in through program installers is nothing new. It happens most oft... full alert

- Email-borne viruses and Trojan Horses [Virus Alert]
posted: 02/17/2015
There are new email that are being sent with attachments that are infected with Trojans.

The email comes with subject lines "payment confirmation- credit card charged," " Your LogMeIn Pro pay... full alert
- Trojan.Cryptowall - Ransomware [Virus Alert]
updated: 12/05/2014
Trojan.Cryptowall is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer. It then asks the user to pay to have the files decrypted. full alert
- Phone & Email Phishing Scams [Hoaxes & Scams]
updated: 11/25/2014

Recently we have seen several phishing emails targeting academic departments. Members of an academic department are contacted via email and asked to provide private lessons (English, Music, etc.) ... full alert

- Malware, Spyware, Fake Antivirus is on the Rise [Virus Alert]
updated: 11/25/2014

We have seen a significant rise in the number of systems being infected here at USD with Malware, Spyware or Fake Antivirus.  Several of our customers are getting these by just downloading im... full alert

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