OS X Mavericks Upgrade Policy

*This message is intended for employees and faculty members who have a Mac issued to them by Saint Joseph’s University.  If you have a computer running Windows, this email will not apply to you.*   On Tuesday, Apple released the new version of their operating system, OS X Mavericks.  What’s different about this release is…

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Windows Service Center Scam

Fresh off the heels of last week’s Crypto Locker issue comes a new threat to Cyber Security : the MS Windows Service Center Scam. More involved than just an e-mail hoax, this scam involves users receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be a customer service representative. “The main pitch is that there have…

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Cyber Security Presentations

Just a reminder that IT Training will present “Cybersecurity: Protecting your Data, Protecting Yourself” in the Mandeville Teletorium on the following dates and times.   Tuesday October 22nd: 11:15 – 12:00 Wednesday October 30th: 5:00 – 5:45   If you have any questions, please contact the SJU Technology Service Center at techhelp@sju.edu or Ben Jezierski,…

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Spotlight: Media Services

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has a great deal to offer the Saint Joseph’s University campus, but there are some departments within IT that many people may not have heard of and therefore cannot take advantage of.  OIT is comprised of User Services, Application Services, Computer Services, Network Services, System Administration, Telecommunications, Web Services,…

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Crypto Locker Holds SJU Files Hostage

As was mentioned in a recent IT Alert, numerous campus computers were infected with a very serious, destructive piece of malware called “Crypto Locker”. Wikipedia defines malware as “software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.[1] It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content,…

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TSC Accepting Donations for the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Last month was the first of our ongoing monthly lunchtime service sessions with the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.  All who attended reported sharing a wonderful experience and a deep gratitude for the chance to take part in this opportunity for community service. Since we began our relationship with the Mission last year, many of you…

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Pilot Program: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Beginning today, 10/7/2013, the Technology Service Center is piloting a new program that we think you will be very interested in.  At the end of each school year, the TSC sends out a survey to SJU students to find out what technology services you like and what services you would like to see implemented.  Last…

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Top Apps: Sneak Preview

As college students, many of you are already familiar with the latest apps for smartphones and tablets. In today’s high-tech world, there is literally an app for almost everything. Here are some you may not have heard of… Songza                                …

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