As you may have noticed zimbra is down, I believe this is part of the general power outage at EC.
This would be a good time to take a sabbatical from email and just enjoy simpler times.
From: "Brian Weaver"
To: "ec staff" , "faculty" , "earlham miscel"
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 2:57:23 PM
Subject: ITS Data Center Outage - December 28-29, 2012
In continuing our efforts to upgrade and update our central Data Center, ITS will be doing some network and power wiring work on December 28 and 29, 2012 starting at 5:00pm on Friday the 28th.
Many of us received an email with the subject:
You have a new encrypted message from firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a phishing attempt!
The "click here" hyperlink leads you to http://taxationsoftware.in/KH7XVga/index.html
If anyone has followed the link please let me know asap and we can start the process of making sure you are clean.
You can join Miscellany by going to https://lists.earlham.edu/mailman/listinfo/earlham_miscel and filling out the form (BTS people use your @earlham address)
For those of you who don't know what Miscellany is:
Several users have mentioned that they are having issues with the emails that Baracuda (the Spam system) have been sending, mainly that the emails are blank. ECS is working to figure out what is causing this in the mean time here is how to get directly into Baracuda.
Login with your email address (Bethany folks plese use @earlham.edu)
If you do not know your password for Baracuda you can reset it from the page listed above. Changing the password for Baracuda WILL NOT change your password anywhere else.
Paul Ducklin wrote today on http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com
"On Monday, July 9, the much-talked-about DNS Changer 'internet blackout' will take place.
Hundreds of thousands of computer users could potentially be affected, if they don't take action now.
We've made a video to cut through the hype and help you avoid problems come Monday morning.
gawker.com has a fantastic article by Adrian Chen about Wifi Technology, Security, and the Police which I have copied below.
Did you hear about the Indiana family whose home got raided by a SWAT team because they left their Wi-Fi open and someone used it to post threatening messages? It's being cast as a cautionary tale to warn people to always lock their wireless networks. But the more important argument it makes is for a world where nobody ever locks their wireless networks at all.
Different kind of garbage
By John Leyden of The Register
Posted in Malware, 22nd June 2012 14:25 GMT
Computer printers around the world are spewing garbage following a flare-up of a strain of malware first detected two years ago, Symantec warns.
A spike in infections by the Milicenso Trojan has hit businesses in the US, India, Europe and South America over the last two weeks or so – resulting in a massive, wasted print jobs at affected organisations.
I found a great (and free) way to create password protected PDF's using the Open Source software project PDF Creator. If this intrests you check out thie incredably detailed how-to here. http://www.nogeekleftbehind.com/2009/06/24/how-to-create-a-free-password...
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