CS New Faculty Department Orientation SSG Presentation

posted Nov 14, 2017, 2:43 PM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 2:15 PM ]

SSG Graduate Student Presentation 2017

posted Sep 26, 2017, 2:07 PM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 2:33 PM ]

Thanks to everyone for being there!

Google Docs phishing attack

posted May 3, 2017, 3:17 PM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 2:16 PM ]

Please be on the lookout for a Google Docs phishing email. The email invites you to collaborate in a Google Doc with the click of a link.

"When you click the link, you go to Google’s real login page. The problem is that after you’ve entered your password there, you’re redirected to a malicious third-party site. (In my case, it would have been “googledocs.docscloud.info,” which is not a Google site.) This page asks you to grant it permission to access your email account.

If users don’t realize they’ve been redirected to a non-Google site, they inadvertently give hackers the ability to read their emails and send out emails on their behalf. Malicious software then accesses a user’s address book and sends out more phishing emails to all the victims, repeating the cycle."

Including this part of the article:

What to do if you fall prey to the attack

Hopefully you read this article before you fell prey to the Google Docs phishing scam. But what should you do if you’re coming to this article after you’ve already clicked the link and granted permission to the malicious software?

It never hurts to change your password, but experts say that won’t help in this case. Rather, what you need to do is revoke the permissions you unknowingly gave the malicious app to your account. To do that, go to the Google app permission page and look for the app called “Google Docs” — it’s not the real Google Docs. Click on that app and then click “Remove.”

2017 Asset Management in Computer Science

posted Jan 23, 2017, 3:58 PM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 2:16 PM ]

In the early months of 2017 the Systems Support Group (SSG) will collect information on all CS assets. This includes all devices purchased by CS that can connect to a network. 

For all systems running the Windows or Mac OS, the SSG would like to install BigFix software. BigFix will deliver information regularly and accurately to our Asset Management Software.

If you have a Linux system or do not want us to install BigFix then we will collect the following information manually:

  • Serial Numbers
  • PI or Owner Name
  • PI or Owner Phone Number
  • PI or Owner Email
  • MAC Address
  • OS
  • NAM
  • Room number
  • Where your work data is stored
  • Backup Solution used

We will be using student staff to collect this information -- they will be contacting you soon to coordinate a meeting to discuss installing BigFix and tracking all CS assets you or your team is using.

If you have any questions or comments please email support@cs.ucdavis.edu.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

For more information about BigFix: goo.gl/47xWm3
Official hallway announcement: https://goo.gl/9mtyMJ 
Official email announcement: https://goo.gl/Kob5h0

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