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Recent phishing attempts

March 12th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Several people at BUMC have received phishing emails recently.  These emails try to look legitimate, but they are in fact solely looking to steal your username and password.

There is one email going around saying New Message – click here to read.  When you get emails like this, please be skeptical.  Hover over the link to see where it is taking you.  Is it to an unknown website that isn’t a website?  If so, it is probably a phishing attempt.  See for more information.  You can always call BUMC IT at 617.638.5914 if you have questions as well as forward any suspicious emails to

Facebook to Resolve Email/Smartphone Contact Issue

July 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized

Be wary when syncing your smartphone with your Facebook account. Recently, Facebook replaced the e-mail account listed on users’ profiles with their e-mail address (find out more). Because of this, many Facebook users have found that contacts’ e-mail addresses on their phones and personal devices have been changed without their consent. This is the result of a bug in the way Facebook is syncing contacts with mobile devices.

According to Facebook, an update will be released tomorrow to resolve this problem. To fix your contacts list, do a fresh contact sync tomorrow and your contacts’ primary e-mail address should be downloaded to your phone.

More information:

Host On-Demand Upgrade – Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 15th, 2012 in Uncategorized

Early Sunday morning, IS&T will upgrade the Host On-Demand service (used to connect to and use GALAXY) from version 10.0.1 to version 11.0.5. The new version will be available by 8:00 a.m. on the 17th. This update fully supports modern browsers, operating systems, and Java plugins, and it does not require any action on your part; the next time you launch HOD it should operate normally, although it may update a few files before opening.

Supported Browsers


  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 through 12.0

Mac OS X

  • Safari 1.2 or newer
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 through 12.0

Supported Java 2 Plugins

  • Sun, IBM, and HP Java plugins 1.5.0. Sun 1.6.0
  • IBM 32-bit runtime Environment for Java 2, 1.5 and 1.6.

Though this new version of HOD will work on older browsers and Java versions, we highly recommend updating to the newest possible version of each to take advantage of important security updates. If you use any other applications that need Java, please check TechWeb for browser and Java compatibility.

For assistance updating your browser and Java plugins, contact the BUMC IT Service Desk online, via e-mail at, or by phone at (617) 638-5914. If your computer is managed by BUMC IT, the appropriate updates will be pushed to your computer during the next change window. If your school or department has dedicated IT support, contact them for help installing updates.


Original article from IS&T: