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Warning: Cryptowall ransomware

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - 2:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Incidents of the Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware are increasing on campus. • DO NOT open .ZIP attachments. (recent incidents reported had a .ZIP attachment with the subject “my resume”) • Stay away from unknown, suspicious or unofficial websites and torrents offering game, movie or software downloads and DO NOT click on any pop-ups. This ransomware infects your […]

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IT staff open their pockets for VWS

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - 11:29 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Over the past week a relentless wildfire has been tearing through the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. At least 3000 hectares of veld has been burnt down and 450 fire fighters battled to keep the fire under control. During the recent wildfire in the Cape Point area, we’ve seen the circumstances under which these fire fighters work and many of them […]

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Reactivation: pensioners

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - 4:46 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

All persons using the SU network have to reactivate for network usage (e-mail, internet, etc.) on an annual basis. Pensioners still using SU facilities also have to complete this process to ensure they still have e-mail access. Over the past few weeks all users received an e-mail notice from helpinfo@sun.ac.za indicating that their username will soon expire. […]

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Monday, March 9th, 2015 - 10:54 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

At the end of March network access for all users on campus will expire unless they reactivate their usernames. If you have’t reactivated yours, there’s no better time than now! Just remember not to wait until the last minute as your line manager also still has to approve your request for reactivation before you are […]

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MATLAB in HPC cluster on campus

Friday, February 27th, 2015 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Since the second semester of 2014, MATLAB has become available in the HPC cluster on campus, known as Rhasatsha. The Engineering Faculty Board has kindly agreed to sponsor the purchase of a MATLAB Distributed Compute Server (MDCS) license for 16 MATLAB workers (version R2014a). This facility allows computational jobs, written in MATLAB, to be run […]

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