Windows Updates Breaks Remote Desktop Connections

A recent Windows update may be keeping you from connecting to various college servers via RDP. 


Information for Seniors and Recent Alums

When do you lose your email account? What email address should you use on applications and resumes? How do you get transcripts? Learn what you need to know about your technology life after Amherst.

Malicious Email with subject "{SPAM?} URGENT: Emergency Situation on Campus"

Late yesterday afternoon an email with the subject line "{SPAM?} URGENT: Emergency Situation on Campus" was sent to about 1000 mailboxes on campus. The From address was "Courtney Flint <>."

The fact that the message was labelled SPAM and had a non-Amherst sending address were huge indicators that the message was fake, as was the URL of the login screen presented to you if you persisted in clicking the VIEW link in the message. Despite this, a couple of dozen members of the community ignored the obvious and gave up their Amherst usernames and passwords to the scammers, thus compromising their accounts and the security of College systems. 

If you can't log into your Amherst account this morning please come to the Help Desk on the first floor of Seeley Mudd and we will help you set a new password for your account.

If at this late date you still do not know how to tell whether you are on a real Amherst login page or a fake one, please read Don't Get Phished: How to Know Where you are Loggin in.

Please contact AskIT with any questions.

You Have a Faculty message from your Department

Scammers are sending phishing emails to Amherst mailboxes with the above subject line. Do not respond to the message or click the SIGN IN HERE link. If you clicked the link and entered your Amherst username and password, change your Amherst password immediately. If you can't change your password, contact AskIT.


Adobe License Fix

If you are getting a login prompt or a prompt to enter a license number when you open an Adobe product on an IT-supplied computer, see the information on the link below.