OCRmyPDF service converts scanned PDF images to text

The service uses OCR – optical character recognition – to convert images of text to regular computer text. You can upload a scanned PDF and OCRmyPDF will return a PDF with text that can be searched and copy-pasted. It is available on this link (only available inside IST or via VPN).https://ocr.docker.ist.ac.at/ Easy to use: Click… Continue Reading OCRmyPDF service converts scanned PDF images to text

New mail servers coming soon!

We are currently in the process to update our mail-server infrastructure from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016. The first non-IT users will be changed to the new system with middle to end of November. From a user point-of-view, the change will be mainly the new web-mail. Other, more technical changes, include a better search and… Continue Reading New mail servers coming soon!

Pi-hole is protecting our network.

Well, at least parts of it – currently the ISTWlan and some admin-networks as well as Windows clients in all networks are using this service. One of the major security issues when dealing with phishing/SPAM Emails, is the risk, that people visit links to enter data, or even worse visit links which trigger local vulnerabilities… Continue Reading Pi-hole is protecting our network.

Change of printing to our network printer from Wifi

Dear all, Yesterday we had to change the behavior of our network printer due to some security issues. In the past, it was possible to print directly to the printer instead of using our central print-server. Printing directly needs access to the printer, which can allow Viruses/Torjans to infect such printers. This we had to… Continue Reading Change of printing to our network printer from Wifi