February, 2003
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March 5 Printer Expo to Showcase HP Printers and Kyocera Digital Copiers

Learn about the latest Hewlett-Packard printers and Kyocera digital copiers with scan and print functions at a Printer Expo offering product displays and short presentations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5.

Are You Receiving Unwanted Fax Calls to Your Phone?
Just as the amount of spam email is on the increase, so too is the amount of spam faxes. In fact, the two most common questions Telephone Services receives from Lab phone users are how to stop fax machines from calling their extensions and how to remove "spam" faxes from a voice mailbox.

New Service Makes It Easier for Employees to Can That Spam
As you probably read in Today at Berkeley Lab and noticed in your email inbox, the Lab has enlisted a new ally in the continuing battle against unwanted junk email, or spam. Now entering its second week, the service has prompted a number of employees to ask why the spam messages are only being tagged, rather than automatically deleted.

New Oracle Calendar Client Offers Major Enhancements Over Netscape Version
Are you still using the Netscape Calendar client for scheduling? If so, you should really try the new Oracle Calendar clients for the Lab's scheduling system. The Oracle clients offer major enhancements to the features, speed and reliability of the old Netscape clients.

Backing Up Databases Requires Extra Attention and Effort
If you compile or rely on databases, it's important to protect the information so it's accurate and available when needed. One way to do this is to regularly back up all the files on your computer, either through the Lab's centralized backup service or via a local system.

Educational Outreach

Local College Staff Tap Lab's Expertise in Linux Security
For Peggy Mooney, who teaches networking at the College of Alameda, a series of classes designed for local community college teachers by Information Technologies and Services staff are an opportunity not to be missed. "This is just golden. You feel validated," she said.

Six New Student Interns Join Lab's Computer Support Teams
Although they have varied backgrounds and reasons for getting into the IT field, all six community college students who have just embarked on Lab internships are enthusiastic about getting hands-on, real-world experience in supporting the computing and networking needs in a demanding environment.

DeAndre Bess Connects with Networking Internship
DeAndre Bess, a student at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, learned about the value of networking during his first stint as a summer intern at the Lab. And now, as a half-time intern in the LBLnet Services Group, he's learning about the ins and outs of networking.

 Protecting Your Computer

Advanced Windows 2000 Security Course to Be Offered March 14
An advanced course in Windows 2000 security will be taught from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. Geared primarily toward Windows 2000 system administrators, webmasters and programmers, this course will cover advanced issues such as securing Active Directory and advanced network security considerations. The instructor will be Gene Schultz. Read the course description or enroll.

Postponed Computer Protection Brown Bag Event Rescheduled to March 19
Jay Krous' talk, "Vulnerability scanning at LBNL and what it means to you," originally scheduled for February 12, has been rescheduled for noon on Wednesday, March 19, in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54). The Computer Protection Program strongly encourages you to attend this Brown Bag Event because of the many important issues related to vulnerability scanning here at the Lab.

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Monthly Virus Update: Slammer Is Newest Worm
The most newsworthy event related to viruses and worms last month was the emergence of the Slammer worm, which infected tens of thousands of Windows systems throughout the Internet on January 24 and 25.

Updated Checklist for Securing Windows XP Systems Is Available
The updated "Checklist for Securing Windows XP Systems" is now on the Web.

Microsoft Announces New Patch to Fix IE Vulnerabilities
Microsoft has release a cumulative patch to fix two newly discovered vulnerabilities involving Internet Explorer's cross-domain security model. The patch also includes the functionality of all previously released patches for Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5 and 6.0.