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  • Critical Updates for WIndows (XP, Vista, W7, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2)

    Hello everyone,

    Please update your Windows computers *today*. There is a critical security update that closes a hole that would allow someone else to use your computer remotely. This security hole *will* be exploited and I have heard that toolkits are being built now to do so. More info below.

    Happy Pi Day!!

    Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.


    Faculty/Staff Office for Mac Updates

    Dear Faculty/Staff Mac Users:

    It's time for you to join your PC colleagues and upgrade to Office for Mac 2011. I think the easiest way to do this for all involved would be for you to submit a support ticket by emailing with the subject line “ $yourName Office for Mac 2011 Upgrade” and we can discuss availability from there.



    Strong solar storm heading for Earth... could mean tech disruption and auroras

    (Reuters) - A strong geomagnetic storm is racing from the Sun toward Earth, and its expected arrival on Thursday could affect power grids, airplane routes and space-based satellite navigation systems, U.S. space weather experts said.

    The storm, a big cloud of charged particles flung from the Sun at about 4.5 million miles per hour (7.2 million km per hour), was spawned by a pair of solar flares, scientists said.

    Storing Files on Lab Computers

    In a faculty meeting today, a student rep voiced a concern that he found many personal files stored in the My Document file of lab computers. He felt that some of these files were quite personal and not the kind of thing one would want to leave on public computer. This is a super bad idea, and is technically against the Computer Use Policy. Yes I know we all read that and have just forgotten :) I have moved all of these files to a thumbdrive and am keeping it in the SCS office for 30 days. After the 30 days I will securely delete all of them.

    Tax Scams: 'Tis the Season

    Have you gotten an email that is some variation on this?

    "Dear Small business owner, 

    ECS maybe slow to respond until Monday


    If ECS (Earlham Computing Service) has been or is currently slow to respond to your requests there is a pretty good reason.

    New Printers!

    Hello everyone,

    Just wanted to take a moment to to let everyone know that there are some new printers available to students, staff and faculty.

    There is a new printer in Mullen, well it's been there for a couple of weeks, but it is brand new. There are instructions on how to add that printer posted in the Lab.

    Just today I got a printer installed in the Bethany Study Room. There are also instructions on how to add it post right next to the printer.

    If anyone has trouble getting these setup please feel free to get a hold of me.

    You can:
    Call 765-983-1568

    Hello Everyone!


    Hello Everyone!

    Just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I'm Justin, the new Computing Support Specialist in SCS. I have met many of you already, but not everyone. So hello to those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting.

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