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News - 2005

Date Bulletin number Topics
20/12/05
235
Microsoft critical security updates
 
 
Microshop mailing list
17/10/05
234
Microsoft critical security updates
02/10/05
233
Operating hours during the holidays
Norton/Symantec antivirus site license has expired
HUJIvms & AGRI service interruption during Succot
20/09/05
232
New VPN service
Microshop news
10/08/05
231
HUCA services during the university's vacation
Monthly security updates from Microsoft
31/07/05
230
Changing HUJI's antivirus from Norton to McAfee
19/05/05
229
Trojans & phishing
08/05/05
Changes in Savion server
11/05/05
228
New virus sending mails from "trusted" addresses
18/04/05
227
Critical security update for Windows
16/03/05
226
Daylight Saving Time ("Summer clock") commence at April 1st
06/03/05
225
File Exchange with colleagues
Mail anti-spam and anti-virus
Access HUJI services from outside
New at the MicroShop (Office 2004 for Mac + Virtual PC)
15/02/05
224
Critical security updates for Microsoft Windows
20/01/05
223
Collective purchase of EndNote version 8
SPSS course updates
Adobe products end of sale
MATLAB seminar

 

The bulletins were written and distributed by Yehavi Bourvine.



235

20/12/2005

Microsoft critical security updates

There are new critical security updates, that address severe
vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer.
(http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/
bulletins/200512.mspx).
Connect to Microsoft's site for updates:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

Notes:

  • Windows XP users who have not installed Service pack 2 (SP2) yet - Please follow our SP2 installation instructions at:
    http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/sp2.shtml BEFORE accessing the Windows-update site.


  • Recommendations for CAMPUS COMPUTERS: for AUTOMATIC updates of future critical patches see instructions at:
    http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/sus.shtml
    If you are already using automatic updates - you don't need to do anything.

  • EIN-KEREM CAMPUS USERS: Those who have joined the new (EKMD) system please ignore this message

 

Microshop mailing list

If you wish to join MicroShop distribution list
please write to naamak@savion.huji.ac.il
with the subject "MicroShop list"

By this list you will get updates on new software and software versions, info about special software sales, courses etc.



 

234

17/10/2005

Microsoft critical security updates

There are new critical security updates, that address severe vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and other Microsoft's products (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/
bulletins/200510.mspx).

Connect to Microsoft's site for updates:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

Notes:

  • Windows XP users who have not installed Service pack 2 (SP2) yet - Please follow our SP2 installation instructions at:
    http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/sp2.shtml BEFORE accessing the Windows-update site.


  • Recommendations for CAMPUS COMPUTERS: for AUTOMATIC updates of future critical patches see instructions at:
    http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/sus.shtml
    If you are already using automatic updates - you don't need to do anything.

  • EIN-KEREM CAMPUS USERS: Those who have joined the new (EKMD) system please ignore this message

 

Known Issues:
If you have changed the default permissions on the %windir% folder please run the following script before updates
http://secinfo.huji.ac.il/patches/acl.cmd

more info:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909444

 

 

233

02/10/2005

Operating hours during the holidays

During the coming SUKOT HOL HAMOED vacation (October 19-25) our computing systems and servers will continue to operate. We will monitor and maintain the more critical services, such as:

* Central mail servers
* Campus communication
* Connection from home

A detailed list of supported services will be available at the helpdesk. Our helpdesk will operate on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday between 9:00-15:00. Tel: 02-6585555, 02-5883450

NOTE to Edmond J. Safra Campus and EIN-KEREM users: A power outage is planned on October 20th in Edmond J. Safra Campus,and on October 21st in Ein-Kerem. Make sure you shut down and UNPLUG your computing equipment in your labs/offices.

 

HUJIvms & AGRI service interruption during Succot

During the holiday
these systems will be down for 2-3 hours for software upgrades. The
date and times are not know yet.

Norton/Symantec antivirus site license has expired

Norton/Symantec antivirus site license has expired on September 1st. Therefore it should be removed immediately (unless purchased personally) from your computers as it is no longer legal to use it, and be replaced with McAfee Antivirus, or with another purchased antivirus application. In order to remove Symantec antivirus perform the following:

  • Before the removal, make sure you have a copy of an alternative antivirus software. Download McAfee Antivirus from:
    http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/software/ftp/
    security/mcafee.shtml
  • Go to Start-->Settings-->Control Panel, and double-click Add/Remove programs
  • Choose Symantec AntiVirus Client and click remove.

View detailed instructions in the Installation guides at our site:
http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/mcafee/

NOTE: Ein-Kerem campus users: Those who have joined the new (EKMD) system should not do anything - the process has been completely automated.

 

 

232

20/09/2005

New VPN service

Over the past few years we have offered to our staff and students services called VPN client and WebVPN.
These services enabled users to access HUJI's academic resources - e-journals and databases etc., even if they do not connect directly to HUJI's network (e.g. users connected to other ISP's, or users from abroad) These services require authentication through an OTP card.

We are about to launch an additional, improved VPN service (called Tango) that will be made available to all students and staff of the Hebrew University, and will not require an OTP card for authentication.
The services that will be offered through Tango are:

  • Browsing and full e-mail services for Windows/Linux users.
  • Browsing for Macintosh users. (Browsing includes access to academic journals and databases).
  • Additional services other than e-mail and browsing, such as remote access to your office PC, "telnet" etc, will still require an OTP card.

A formal announcement and detailed instructions regarding the new
service will be released shortly after the beginning of the coming
academic year. The service is experimental at present.

 

Microshop news

  1. A new version of Mathematica (v5.2) is available for academic staff, free of charge.

  2. SPSS ver. 13 (for PC) is available now for purchase.

More info: http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/software/microshop.shtml

 

 

 

231

10/08/2005

Microsoft monthly security patches

There are new critical security updates, that address severe vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and other Microsoft's products  (http://www.microsoft.com/security/
bulletins/200508.mspx).
Connect to Microsoft's site for updates: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

Notes

  • Windows XP users who have not installed Service pack 2 (SP2) yet - Microsoft will attempt to install it BEFORE installing the above "security patches".
    Follow our instructions at:
    http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/sp2.shtml before accessing the checkup Windows-update site.
  • Recommendations for CAMPUS COMPUTERS: for HUJI AUTOMATIC download and installation of future critical patches using SUS (Software Update Services), see instructions at:
    http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/sus.shtml
    If you are already using SUS - you don't need to do anything.
  • EIN-KEREM CAMPUS USERS: Those who have joined the new (EKMD) system please ignore this message

Computers & communication services during the  university's vacation

during the university's vacation all our facilities will continue to function as usuall. In case of problems  we'll handle them on a best-effort basis.

The helpdesk working hours are Sunday-Thursday 10:00-15:00 (excluding Tish'a Be'av).

 


 

230

31/07/2005

Changing HUJI's antivirus from Norton to McAfee - Deadline 1/9/05

Following our previous messages about changing anti-virus  software from  Norton/Symantec to Mcafee, please make sure to complete the change by September 1st. It will no longer be legal to use Norton Anti Virus after this date.


NOTE
Ein-Kerem campus users: Those who have joined the new (EKMD) system should not do anything - the process has been completely automated.

 



Download instructions

McAfee Anti-Virus is available free for all computers on campus and for home computers of those who are eligible to connect to HUJI from home (if unsure check eligibility at http://status.huji.ac.il).
The download at home and on public computers on campus requires authentication.

 

Installation

Be sure to remove Symantec Anti-virus before installing McAfee, and follow the rest of the instructions on our site: http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/mcafee/



 

229

19/05/2005

Trojans & phishing

You are probably all aware of the Trojan horse affair that hit the local news in Israel.

Protecting ourselves, while working with a computer that is connected to the Internet, involves securing the computer itself as well as watching very carefully what we do. Even if the computer is clean and protected - clicking on the wrong link or opening the wrong attachment could result in severe consequences.

You have probably received deceptive messages recently, regarding your account. For example:

"It has come to our attention that your Cc User Profile records are out of date. For further details see the attached document".

 

These messages, that pretend to be sent from us, are either with attachments or with links. They can be viruses, or phishing scams (deception designed to steal personal information). DO NOT attempt to save or open any attachments that you, presumably, receive from us or anyone else you know unless you verify with the sender that they've actually sent you an attachment. Please note - We NEVER add attachments to our messages/ bulletin distributions!!

Be very cautious regarding links sent to you by mail. It is advisable not to follow the link at all, but if necessary - don't just click it - type it, as the link you see might be deceptive and lead you to a malicious site.

We would like to take this opportunity to emphasize some basic guidelines for safe computer usage:

http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/donot.shtml

Support: 6585555, 5883450


 

 

228

11/05/2005

New virus sending mails from "trusted" addresses

There is a new mail virus distributed in high  circulation  at HUJI.

The sender of the  message  might  be  someone  familiar,  such  as  a  colleague, a friend, or a member of the Computation Authority (typical  sender's name:  admin@ service@ support@, etc.)

Typical subjects you might receive:   **VIRUS**   Security   measures;  YOUR  EMAIL ACCOUNT IS SUSPENDED FOR SECURITY REASONS; NOTICE:  **LAST  WARNING**

Please note -  We  NEVER  add  attachments  to  our  messages/bulletin  distributions!!

 

 

The infected message attachment contains the virus and  its  extension  is  .zip.   DO  NOT  attempt to save or open any attachments that you,  presumably, receive from us or anyone else you know unless you  verify  with the senders that they've actually sent to you an attachment.

If you haven't done so yet -  replace  your  antivirus  with  the  new  McAfee  Antivirus,  which  enables a more effective prevention against  viruses.  Instructions:  http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/mcafee/

 

 

227

18/04/2005

Critical security update for Windows

There are new critical security updates, that address severe vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger and other Microsoft's products (http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/
200504_windows.mspx).
Connect to Microsoft's site for updates: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

 

 

 

NOTES:

  • Windows XP users who have not installed Service pack 2 (SP2) yet - Microsoft will attempt to install it BEFORE installing the above"security patches". Follow our instructions at: http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/sp2.shtml before accessing the checkup Windows-update site.
  • Recommendations for CAMPUS COMPUTERS: for HUJI AUTOMATIC download and installation of future critical patches using SUS (Software Update Services), see instructions at: http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/sus.shtml If you are already using SUS - you don't need to do anything.
  • EIN-KEREM CAMPUS USERS: Those who have joined the new (EKMD) system please ignore this message

 

 

226

16/03/2005

Daylight Saving Time ("Summer clock")

Daylight Saving Time ("Summer clock"): Daylight Saving Time in Israel will commence at April 1st, 2005 at 2 AM (First Friday of April) and will last until October 9th 2005 at 2 AM (Second Sunday of October).

If you haven't set yet your Windows for the change, please follow our instructions: http://ca.huji.ac.il/helpdesk/windows/clock.shtml

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EIN-KEREM CAMPUS USERS: Those who have joined the new (EKTNG) system please ignore this message.

 

 

 

 

 

225

06/03/2005

File Exchange with Colleagues

File Exchange: The Computation Authority has implemented a new collaboration file exchange (FTP) service which makes it possible for academic and administrative staff to share (send and receive) files with colleagues all over the world. This service enables sending and receiving files that are too large to be sent by Email.

Details and instructions:
http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/internet/filexchange.shtml

The file exchange site: http://filexchange.huji.ac.il

Mail Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus

Mail anti-spam and anti-virus: Spam is a huge problem for anyone who receives Email; how do we deal with spam at HUJI?

Read all about it:
http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/internet/mail/spam.shtml

Access HUJI services from outside

The VPN services solves the problem of users, who need restricted Internet services from the university (e.g. e-journals), but cannot connect directly to HUJI network and already have an existing connection to a different network/ISP: either at home or from abroad.

More information:
http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/internet/connect/vpnra/
vpnra.shtml

 

Virtual PC for Macintosh

Office 2004 for Mac + Virtual PC, price: 66$. Please note that this version of virtual PC does not include windows.

Windows can be purchase separately with addition of 66$.

 


224

15/02/2005

Critical security updates for Microsoft Windows

There are new critical security updates, that address severe vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft office and other Microsoft's products Connect to Microsoft's site for updates: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

More info:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/
bulletin/ms05-feb.mspx

NOTES:

  • Windows XP users who have not installed Service pack 2 (SP2) yet - Microsoft will attempt to install it; BEFORE installing the above "security patches". Follow our instructions at: http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/
    sp2.shtml
    before the checkup on Windows-update site.
  • Recommendations for CAMPUS COMPUTERS:
    for HUJI AUTOMATIC download and installation of future critical patches using SUS (Software Update Services), see instructions at:
    http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/viruses/
    sus.shtml
    If you are already using SUS - you don't need to do anything.
  • EIN-KEREM CAMPUS USERS: Those who have joined the new (EKMD) system please ignore this message



223

20/01/2005

Collective purchase of EndNote version 8

We are trying to arrange a discounted purchase of EndNote, if we will be able to arrange at least 15 users the price for a kit will be 153$.

if you are interested please send a request including your name, budget number and the wanted platform (PC/Mac) to ruth@agri.huji.ac.il

 

SPSS course updates

Users who wish to receive updates about SPSS courses and other news in behalf of the company, can join a distribution list by sending email to dassi@spss.co.il with the subject: huji list

Adobe products end of sale

The Microshop does not sell adobe products anymore. DataSafe is giving 8.5% discount for huji staff members 02-5326663 (Mali)

MATLAB seminar

  • MATLAB Users are invited to a special seminar that will take place on 24/02/2005 08:45-14:00 Kfar Hamakabiya, Ramat Gan.
  • The seminar will introduce the new abilities of MATLAB 7 & SIMULINK 6.
  • The seminar is free of charge but requires a pre-registration by email: avigail@omikron.co.il or fax: 03-5612962



Last updated: 27/07/2011