Not all things are Spam

Sometimes our spam filter, called “Ironport”, gets a bit overeager.  We understand this, it is his only job after all and he takes it seriously.  As he should, and so should you. The amount of unwanted email hitting users inboxes are at an all time high, and we are not talking about those chain letters Read More …

WannaCry ransomware

Again, a virus is infecting Windows computers all over the world. Unfortunately this type of ransom ware is not only infecting the computer where it was initially started, by using a vulnerability of Windows, it will distribute over the network. Protect your devices Please follow these advises to prevent an outbreak: Allow your Windows PC Read More …

New Virus scan @ IST Austria

In the coming weeks the IT department will gradually roll out a new antivirus product on all IST Windows computers. The currently used F-Secure Antivirus will be replaced by the ESET Endpoint Protection. ESET setup will run in the background, you’ll only notice a couple of notifications from the Windows Action Center: first Antivirus software Read More …

New mailing list: it-new-services@lists.ist.ac.at

When introducing new software, services or applications, we extensively test these internally in IT and of course with a couple of selected IST Austria employees. Quite often, this tests deprecate new try-outs for various reasons, but nevertheless we collect learnings, chances and concepts for future use. If you want to know first about ongoing developments Read More …

Check your Browser

Unfortunately, a lot of the latest IT treats where triggered by webpages – and outdated browsers. It is always a good idea to make sure, that you’re using the latest version of your browser. Testing can be done by using one of the following links: https://hpi-vdb.de/vulndb/sd_first/ https://browsercheck.qualys.com/ This would also be very important for any Read More …