Tune IT Up

Archive: From Fermilab Today

2010

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Reset local account passwords

If you have a local account on your Windows computer, you or your system administrator might need to reset its password. Starting today, system administrators will begin receiving alerts about local accounts with passwords that need updating. If your system administrator contacts you, please work with him or her to either change the password or disable the account, if it is no longer needed.

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Personally identifiable information training

Fermilab takes the job of preventing identity theft and protecting the privacy of employees and users seriously. This is why all Fermilab employees must complete a training course about protecting personally identifiable information.

2009

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Tune IT Up physical inventory and assessment complete

Contractors from the Kemtah Group working with Fermilabís Tune IT Up team have completed their physical inventory of desktops and laptops at the laboratory. Thank you to everyone for your cooperation and for demonstrating your concern for cybersecurity at the laboratory.

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Tune IT Up inventory includes internal check-up

The contractors can find some of the information they are collecting, such as your computer's property number and location, without logging on to your machine. But they must be logged in to check if it has the inventory software needed to collect information Fermilab requires about your computer.

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Physical inventory off to a good start

On behalf of the Tune IT Up team, I would like to thank the employees and users who have helped make the launch of the Tune IT Up physical inventory a success. Check out the milestones page on the Tune IT Up site to view our progress.

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Personally identifiable information training required

Fermilab takes the job of preventing identity theft and protecting the privacy of employees and users seriously. This is why all Fermilab employees must complete a training course about protecting personally identifiable information.

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Tune IT Up physical inventory begins

Starting this week, contractors from the Kemtah Group, an IT organization working with the Tune IT Up team, will begin conducting a physical inventory of desktops and laptops at Fermilab.

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Check for IDs

Contractors with the Kemtah Group, an IT organization, will visit Windows, Linux and MacOS laptops and desktops (not servers). They will have Fermilab contractor ID badges, and you may ask to see those badges or call the Service Desk at x2345 to confirm their identities.

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Phishing season

Not all phishing messages ask directly for passwords or credit card numbers. The goal of some of these messages is to elicit a response to confirm whether the e-mail address is valid and can be sold or used later.

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Computer Security Awarenes Day

The Computing Division will hold a Computer Security Awareness Day in Wilson Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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September 11, 2009

IMAP password reminder

If you have not already done so, please change your password for your IMAP e-mail account by the new extended deadline of the end of the day on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

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August 18, 2009

New IMAP server e-mail account password

Starting today, requirements have changed for new passwords on IMAP server e-mail accounts. When you reset your IMAP server e-mail account password, your new password will need to be at least 10 characters long in order to fulfill Department of Energy password complexity requirements.

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August 4, 2009

Donít get hooked by phishing

Some laboratory employees recently received a fraudulent e-mail message that appeared to come from the U.S. Department of State. Although it looks real and could describe a real program, it is an attempt to steal sensitive information through electronic communication, a technique known as phishing.

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July 31, 2009

Tune IT Up services account reminder, help for Mac users

This article gives advice to Mac and Linux users, who have had difficulty setting up services account passwords.

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July 28, 2009

Services account password needed to fill out timecard

Starting later this week, all employees will need a services account password to access the Fermilab Time and Labor electronic reporting system.

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July 27, 2009

Safe flash driving

To protect your machine from viruses on removable media, please follow these guidelines.

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July 16, 2009

One password, less trouble

To combat the problem of password proliferation, Fermilab's Computing Division has set up a services account — one account that will serve as the password for multiple applications.


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