While Ubuntu version 21.04 was released back in April, IST IT will not roll it out IST devices as we only use LTS versions. We recommend that all users do not update to Ubuntu 21.04. This is because the kernel versions are untested in our environment and may lead to stability issues and/or out of… Continue Reading Ubuntu 21.04 – possible stability issues
The authentication of our webmail (https://owa.ist.ac.at/) has been changed to use our Shibboleth SSO (as most other applications), so it looks like: If you are on Campus/connected via VPN with an IST device, you should be logged in automatically, as well as if you already logged in somewhere else via SSO. Because of this change,… Continue Reading OWA changed to SSO
If you tried to access https://ppms.ist.ac.at/ and only got the following result: you are probably running an ad blocker in your browser. Even though it is highly recommended to run one, it can also block legitimate pages. One blocker IT can suggest is: uBlock Origin, which is available for all major browsers. To access PPMS,… Continue Reading PPMS is not loading
From tomorrow (Thursday, March 5) morning on, you will be able to modify/create/delete all files and folders in H:\OLD_H_Drive. You can safely use the current H:\ drive and there are no additional changes planned/needed. If you do not have a H:\ Home drive, or your current H:\ does not contain a folder OLD_H_Drive, please contact… Continue Reading What happened with my H:\ drive?
Our ISTCloud (https://seafile.ist.ac.at/) has been updated to the latest version. Please see below an overview about changes: Login The login-window has changed again, please click the “Single Sign-On” link to log in. Other Changes Some security and performance enhancements New Wiki feature including a new WYSIWYG editor for *.md files, which can be enabled via… Continue Reading ISTCloud update to latest version
Again, a virus is infecting Windows computers all over the world. Unfortunately this type of ransom ware is not only infecting the computer where it was initially started, by using a vulnerability of Windows, it will distribute over the network. Protect your devices Please follow these advises to prevent an outbreak: Allow your Windows PC… Continue Reading WannaCry ransomware
Together with your new virus scan, you might have detected a large eye icon () in your task bar. This is ONLY used to help you with remote assistance, where you explicitly have to approve the access. Requests for access, on the other hand, can only be initiated by members of IT. This should help… Continue Reading UltraVNC installation and some ESET issues
In the coming weeks the IT department will gradually roll out a new antivirus product on all IST Windows computers. The currently used F-Secure Antivirus will be replaced by the ESET Endpoint Protection. ESET setup will run in the background, you’ll only notice a couple of notifications from the Windows Action Center: first Antivirus software… Continue Reading New Virus scan @ IST Austria