Posted on 11/7/2013
Subject: Phishing Warning 2013-11-07
Viterbi faculty and staff,
I would like to make you aware of the following post on the ITS website.
Phishing Warning (November 7)
Please be advised that the email titled "Your USCNetID is on Restriction" is a phish. Do not respond and do not click the link. If you have responded or clicked the link, change your USC password as soon as possible by going to the ITS website at http://www.usc.edu/its and clicking the icon labeled Change USC Password.
For more details on this phish, including a screen shot of the email, see Phishing Warning 2013-11-07 on the ITS security blog.
Link to Alerts Archive
Posted on 2/20/2014
During this Sunday's (2/23/14) system maintenance window (7am-9am), the following Viterbi services may be unavailable intermittently:
1. Web hosting server for academic departments:
2. Viterbi Password Manager (https://vsoepm.vsoe.usc.edu/)
3. Viterbi License Servers
4. ITP Web Site (https://itp.usc.edu)
5. Engineering Writing Program Illumin Website (http://illumin.usc.edu/)
Posted on 2/12/2014
During this Sunday's (2/16/14) system maintenance window (7am-9am), the following Viterbi services may be unavailable intermittently:
1. MyViterbi system applications and tools (https://myviterbi.usc.edu
2. Network File Storage (U: and Z: drives, \\vsoefs.vsoe.usc.edu, \\viterbistorage.usc.edu, http://vsoesftp.usc.edu)
3. Viterbi Listserv - Mailing List (http://listserv.viterbi.usc.edu/)
4. Viterbi CMS (http://viterbicms.usc.edu)
5. Viterbi Exchange Email
6. Viterbi Website (http://viterbi.usc.edu)
7. RDSFarm aka Windows-based Virtual Computing Lab (rdsfarm.vlab.usc.edu)
8. Viterbi Password Manager (https://vsoepm.vsoe.usc.edu/)
For additional information on Viterbi IT Weekly System Maintenance, please click here.
Link to Maintenance Archive.
Posted on 2/24/2014
Dear Viterbi faculty and staff,
Effective today, Monday, 2/24/14, the next time you need to change your USCNetID or Viterbi network/email password, the new password will need to be 12 to 32 characters in length. See attached email from USC ITS for more information.
Please disregard the rest of this announcement if you do not have a VSOE account to access IT resources such as Viterbi Exchange email server, Viterbi Private Cloud Storage, Viterbi file server, or office desktops that have joined to the VSOE Windows Active Directory domain.
Viterbi IT is implementing the same password length policy. Effective today, Monday, 2/24/14, VSOE password change at VSOE Self-Service Password management system, http://viterbi.usc,edu/vsoepassword will accept only new passwords with a minimum of 12 characters. This change will affect your VSOE account the next time you need to change your password. However, you are encouraged to change to a longer password before your current password expires. Please note that http://viterbi.usc.edu/vsoepassword is to be used to manage your VSOE account password only. It does NOT manage your USC NetID password.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Viterbi IT by opening a ticket in http://myviterbi.usc.edu, email at email@example.com or call 213-740-0517.
Posted on 11/14/2013
Dear Viterbi faculty and staff,
I am pleased to advise that the university’s MATLAB campus-wide license has been expanded to include Financial Toolbox, Parallel Computing and Simulink Control Design. ITS website has been updated to reflect these additions. http://www.usc.edu/its/matlab/
Executive Director of Information Technology
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Link to Announcements Archive.