Security Advisory: Avoid Internet Explorer Until Further Notice

This Saturday, Microsoft released Security Advisory 2963983, which briefly describes a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that, if exploited, may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary instructions on your computer… In other words, take control over your computer.
Why should I worry?
Two reasons:  First, Internet Explorer has been a default part of the Windows […]

By |April 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Not For the Faint of Heart

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the Heartbleed Vulnerability;  most major media outlets have covered it extensively.  Today I am going to briefly cover some of the high-level aspects of the problem and offer some insight into what the ITS department has done to protect the college and what you can do to […]

By |April 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Forwarding your e-mail to another address in Office365

Forwarding your e-mail to another address in Office365 is a snap!  To forward your e-mail to a different address:

Login to GC webmail (https://webmail.georgetowncollege.edu).
In the top right-hand of the page (next to your name), click the setup “gear”  .
Click “Options”
Under “shortcuts to other things you can do” (on the right-hand side of the page), click […]

By |January 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

ITS computer replacement policies

ITS buys a certain number of new computers every year.  The number purchased depends on the budget and the cost of the computers, so it’s not the same amount from year-to-year.  Our first priorities are keeping the ITS lab and classroom computers current.  These computers are the front-line of the student/faculty/technology interface.  Once these […]

By |July 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

How to connect to WiFi

How to connect your laptop/wireless device to GCWiFi
Most handheld devices such as iPads, iPhones, Droids, etc. will prompt for your user name/password and Domain (use “FAST” for the domain) when GCWiFi is selected.  After inputting your identification, accept any VeriSign certificate prompt.

Windows 7 and Vista Clients
Windows XP users must follow these instructions
Manual […]

By |May 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off