Library journals are the fuel driving research, Lab scientists say. A Library Committee, made up of representatives from the Lab’s various divisions, was formed this week to protect this important resource. The committee is analyzing the results of the recent Library survey, which asked researchers to vote for their favorite journals from a list of 2,200 titles. Over 1,300 scientists and engineers responded to the survey, and each division was well represented. For details go to the survey results homepage. Read more.
Recent Calendar Upgrade Complete
ITSD conducted a major Calendar server hardware and software upgrade weekend of Jan. 15 and 16. The upgrade has imp roved system performance, providing a new web interface with Mozilla support and designate access. If you currently use Calendar, your service will continue to function normally after the upgrade. If you use Netscape or Steltor Calendar, go to the Lab’s download page to upgrade to Oracle Calendar. Questions? Call the Help Desk (x4357).
Go Phish: Test Your Phishing IQ
“Phishing” attacks use spoof emails and fraudulent Web sites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, usernames and passwords. Cyber criminals hijack the logos and content styles of well-known banks, online retailers and credit card companies. They send out authentic-looking notifications, often asking recipients to confirm account data. Many include security and privacy notices to appear more convincing. Do you recognize a phishing scam when you see one? Take this phishing quiz.
New types of spyware are becoming increasingly malicious. For example, CoolWebSearch changes settings in Internet Explorer browsers and installs rogue applications and Perfect Keylogger logs every keystroke users enter, putting users' personal information at risk. The Computer Protection Program strongly recommends that all Windows users run an anti-spyware program such as Spybot every day available on the Lab's download site. Read more.
Recent cyber attacks and increasing federal regulation and compliance activities are the latest challenges faced by the Lab’s cyber protection team. Two serious cyber attacks, which occurred within the last six months, reveal serious vulnerabilities in our computing environment, said Computer Protection Manager Dwayne Ramsey. Read more.
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