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Issue 39 - March 2004

How Can We Stop E-mail Viruses?
In the early days, as long as computer viruses were transferred by floppy disks, they spread slowly. However, e-mail has changed all that. Now you can exchange files much more quickly and infecting your PC is as easy as clicking on an icon - or easier. E-mail has become the biggest source of viruses...

Network Management System: What's It All About?
During the recent CTNET upgrade, the CityU's campus network had expanded in terms of capacity and supported features so as to provide a smooth platform for deploying advanced network applications and services. After the upgrade exercise, the CTNET now composes more than 200 networking devices, including switches, routers and network appliances...

What's Up

Enhancement of PC Security Through Microsoft's Software Update Service
In August 2003, the MS Blaster worm got through a known security loophole in Microsoft Windows and attacked millions of computers around the world, resulting in an enormous economic loss. Actually, this disaster could have been avoided if users had applied the security patch MS03-026 released a few months before the attack. However...

Network Connection Management System to Replace NAMS
The Network Connection Management System (NCMS) is a Web-based system that provides a single-stop for registration and maintenance of the network connection database of the campus network. The database contains both data (wired and wireless) and voice (PBX and VoIP) network connections in the Main Campus and the Student Residences...

Firewall in Place to Protect Our Network

Everyday, when you are working with your PC in your office drawing up important documents, and utilizing resources offered by the campus network, have you ever wondered if your data is 100% safe or whether there is protection of any sort to prevent intrusion from outsiders? ...

Abuse Curbed by Print Quota System
With a view to resolving the laser printing problem in the Computing Services Centre (CSC), the CSC has conducted a pilot run of print monitoring system in the three large terminal rooms and then the other teaching studios as well from mid December 2003 to mid January 2004 (i.e. the semester break)...

User Education

Tech Terms: Do You Know What They Mean?
Within the CityU community, we often come across some common computer terms in our daily work; sometimes we do not have a clue what they mean or how important they are in the community. This is very much reflected in the type of calls placed through the CSC Help Desk...


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