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  • IT Alert: Semiannual IT Maintenance scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2020, from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm

    Attention Graduate Center Community:
     
    We will be conducting one of our semiannual Graduate Center Information Technology infrastructure maintenance day activities on Sunday, July 12th, 2020.  On this day between the hours of 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, a variety of non-critical Graduate Center Information Technology services will be intermittently interrupted and/or inaccessible. The list of major services impacted includes but is not limited to:
     
    - GC Library website (library.gc.cuny.edu)
    - Center for Urban Research websites (urbanresearchmaps.org)
    - New Media Lab websites (newmedialab.cuny.edu)
    - GC Website Services (ws.gc.cuny.edu)
    - CUNY Academic Commons website (commons.gc.cuny.edu)
    - File Services (Shared Drive S:\ and Restricted Drive R:\)
     
    Note: There will be no interruptions to the main GC website (www.gc.cuny.edu) and the GC email service.                                                                                                                                          
    We will update this notice once the work is completed.
     
    We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we undertake these maintenance activities and service upgrades.

    Please contact the Information Technology Services Client Support Team via email: itservices@gc.cuny.edu or use self-service: https://itservices.gc.cuny.edu/ with any questions or technical issues.
     
    Information Technology
    IT@gc.cuny.edu
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  • Request a Tablet for Distance Learning

    The Graduate Center is committed to supporting you through the rapid transition to distance learning. Read more

  • Fake Online Coronavirus Map Delivers Well-known Malware

    How to protect yourself:
    -Avoid opening attachments sent unbidden in emails — even if they appear to come from someone you know.
    -Please be advised to stick to verified COVID-19 tracking maps and to double-check the URL of a linked website before clicking.
    -Be aware of email scammers taking advantage of coronavirus fears to impersonate health officials and trick people into giving up personal information.

    Summary:
    A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet, waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website. Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information-stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely to be spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.

    A trusted source to use in a time like this would be the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).‚Äč

    Information Technology
    it@gc.cuny.edu
    it.cuny.edu 
     
    Reference:
    https://blog.reasonsecurity.com/2020/03/09/covid-19-info-stealer-the-map-of-threats-threat-analysis-report/
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  • GC IT Remote Work Guidance

    In the event that routine work or academic functions are disrupted due to prolonged campus or building closures, you may find it necessary to work from off campus. We provide a variety of services to connect you with colleagues remotely so that work can continue uninterrupted.

    In preparation, you should make sure you have tested your access to the following equipment at home:
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