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Security Alert: FBI/IRS Phone SCAM

Event: Apr 28, 2016

Status: Open

Description:

Faculty and students have reported receiving scam FBI/IRS phone calls from the “Ithaca” branch of the FBI.

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Performance: Random crashes in Skype for Business, can affect Outlook 2013

Last Updated: 04/22/16, 09:09 AM

Event: 04/21/16, 04:07 PM

Status: Open
Expected duration: Unknown

Description:

A recent update to Outlook 2013 has caused instability in Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync 2013). Some users are experiencing random crashes; others find Skype working normally. The problem may cause random crashes of Outlook 2013.

Current Status:

Microsoft has acknowledged the problem and is working on an update. We do not have an estimate of when they expect to have a fix. We do not have a workaround at this time.

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Performance: Forwarding blocks on Facebook notifications

Last Updated: 04/11/16, 04:05 PM

Event: 03/28/16, 08:00 AM

Status: Open
Expected duration: Unknown

Description:

Due to a change Facebook has made, when Facebook email notifications are sent to a Cornell account that then automatically forwards to an account on a different email provider (like Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL), the notifications are now much more likely to be refused by that destination email service. The changes that Facebook made are intended to reduce the likelihood that fake notification emails sent by criminals will fool email systems into thinking they are the real thing.

Unfortunately, they also interfere with the type of forwarding many members of the Cornell community use.
Facebook notific...

Current Status:

There are indications that sending Facebook notifications to a Cornell email account that automatically forwards all email to an AOL account may result in Facebook no longer sending any email notifications to that individual. This situation is caused by how Facebook and AOL handle the email notifications.

Anyone who has their Cornell email set to automatically forward to AOL, and who has Facebook notifications sent to their Cornell email address, should change their Facebook settings so that email notifications are delivered directly to AOL instead.

For information about changing Facebook email notification settings, see:
https://www.facebook.com/help/1494489147514872

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