As part of the Computer Protection Program's ongoing efforts to protect Lab users against escalating security threats, beginning Tuesday, November 2, all connections to the Lab's central mail server, imap4.lbl.gov, must be encrypted using secure sockets layer (ssl). This will not affect the majority of users, however, please check to ensure your email is ready. Read more.
Reminder: Use Discretion in Chat and Instant Messaging Sessions
Chat rooms can be a valuable tool for information exchange and collaboration, but please use this resource wisely and exercise discretion in the types of chat you engage in. Chat and instant messaging (IM) sessions are monitored by the Computer Protection Program. Chat rooms are open to the public and may give a false impression of indiscretion. Everything posted on any network information service reflects on the Lab and the employee who uses the resource.
New Class Teaches Transition to Office 2003
ITSD now offers a new course for employees transitioning to Office 2003. The class will teach new features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Office 2003 transition class will be held on Wednesday, November 10 in 90-0026. Choose either the morning session from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, or the afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $129 and there is a two-week cancellation policy. Enroll online at the Employee Self Service page.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) is the most widely used web browser, making it a good target for hackers who attack its numerous security-related vulnerabilities. Due to these concerns, it is important that you use IE only when necessary, and use another browser, like Mozilla, as your primary web browser. But avoiding IE altogether is not practical for many users. For IE safety tips, read more in the current Computer Protection Quarterly.
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