January 2012 Archives
January 31, 2012
UTS will be changing the security certificate for MacSecure (and Eduroam) wireless on Thursday, February 2nd. The first time you use MacSecure after Thursday you'll need to accept the new certificate.
The full announcement from UTS is here.
January 26, 2012
January 23, 2012
I will be taking bayes off line on Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 pm until at least 4:00 pm in order to diagnose a hardware problem and upgrade the operating system.
January 17, 2012
Many math.mcmaster.ca accounts received a message with a subject similar to "McMaster Math & Stats Webmail Alert" claiming to be from the "Computer Systems & Network Administrator". The message claims that your account has been compromised by spammers and that you should reply with your username and password.
This message is not from me or anyone in RHPCS. It is a phishing attempt and is designed to get your password so that your account can be compromised by spammers. You may ignore it and delete it (or better, save it to the folder rhpcs-mail-cleaner/Spam-missed so that our spam filter can be trained with it).
As ever, there are some tell-tale signs which make it clear that this is spam/phishing and not from me or anyone in RHPCS
- The message was from the anonymous "Computer Systems & Network Administrator"; messages from RHPCS will always be signed by the name of an individual RHPCS staff member.
- We will never ask you to email your password to us.
- If we suspect that your account is compromised by spammers, we will not ask for your password; we will turn your account access off immediately.
The text of the message in question follows.
January 3, 2012
The latest versions of R (2.14.1) and MATLAB (R2011b) have been installed on the ms workstations and compute servers. The previous versions will be accessible for a few more weeks (R-2.14.0; matlab-r2011a).