‘Microsoft’ Category

Windows 10 Education for students

Gustavus Students can now access a free copy of Microsoft Windows 10 Education as well as other discounted software by visiting the link below. https://gac.onthehub.com/ If you have questions about accessing Windows 10, please contact the Technology Helpline. Contact Us: Live Chat: https://gustavus.edu/gts Phone: 507-933-6111 leave voicemail if no answer Email: helpline@gustavus.edu Remote screen sharing: […]

Stay safe online while working remotely

During these uncertain and stressful times it is important to remember to keep information security in the forefront of your mind.  Accessing campus resources remotely is more complex and creates more challenges thereby creating opportunities for scammers. There is an increase in phishing attempts and scammers are increasingly taking advantage of the fears surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19.  […]

Gustavus Office 365 login system upgrade

The login system used to authenticate Gustavus users to Microsoft Office 365 will be upgraded on Tuesday, October 9th.  The new system offers several advantages over the previous system including increased reliability.  This upgrade will be noticeable by a change to the layout of the page and the url in the address bar.  Below is […]

MS Word Vulnerability and Exploit

It looks like there is a newly discovered vulnerability in MS Word that is being exploited via email.  I have not yet seen any sign of this here, but no doubt we will see something soon enough. See the following articles for more information: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1965042,00.asp http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1347 http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/05/19/1718203.shtml

Carefull out there if you are browsing with IE

For anyone who is browsing the internet with Internet Explorer you should be aware that an exploit for a recent vulnerability is being seen on the net.  At this time there is no patch for this from Microsoft.  However if you turn off Active Scripting, you can prevent your browser from being exploited. Internet Storm […]