ICT-Helpdesk

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Welcome to the ICT Helpdesk

Our mission is to provide the VUB staff and students with a single point of contact and responsive tracking of computing and information technology related queries.

Frequently Asked Questions are documentened in our WebNotes. Other questions you can ask us using our Online Question Form. We will try to give you an answer as soon as possible.

The Helpdesk service is manned during office hours, at least between 9AM until 5PM. You can contact us by phone on 02/629.3737 or even better by e-mail to helpdesk@vub.ac.be .

Latest news & Items of interest

Phishing alert: 23 March - You have 19 pending messages
The latest phishing lures you into believing you have missed a number of messages. As with other phishings, DO NOT RESPOND to this message.

Office 365 Collaboration and Communication portal at the VUB
The Office 365 portal offers the VUB community the possibility to use the on- and offline Cooperation and Communication tools of Microsoft.

Access to port 111 from outside the university network to be denied
As a security precaution, access from outside the VUB/ULB university network to port 111 - a port mapper - will be denied as of Wednesday, 15 February 2017. If you require access to this port, contact the ICT-Helpdesk. Read more...

Virus alert 4 January - "Openstaande factuur" contains malware
Beware wary of scanned documents or fake invoices sent by legitimate companies that look like PDF's or normal documents (Word, Excel,...) but in reality contain viruses and malware, among which cryptolockers. A cryptolocker will encrypt all documents on the affected computer and attached drives, thus rendering those documents useless. So be extremely vigilant when receiving messages with attachments, from any source. DO NOT OPEN THESE ATTACHMENTS!

Beware of phishing emails!
Phishing is a form of Internet fraude in which cyber criminals try to persuade their victims to provide personal information. Beware of any invation you receive - by email or other - which requires you to submit personal information onto a website or to send back that information by email.

 

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Phishing alert: 23 March - You have 19 pending messages
The latest phishing lures you into believing you have missed a number of messages. As with other phishings, DO NOT RESPOND to this message.

Beware of phishing emails!
Phishing is a form of Internet fraude in which cyber criminals try to persuade their victims to provide personal information. Beware of any invation you receive - by email or other - which requires you to submit personal information onto a website or to send back that information by email.

Eduroam and how to connect to it for the VUB/ULB
Eduroam is a roaming network infrastucture used by the international research and education community. Being part of eduroam, you are allowed to access a wireless network at visited institutions (also connected to eduroam).

Accessing your university email
When an email is sent to your university email address, it is delivered onto the university's mailserver. You have several options to consult your messages, and to send new messages.

Setting a Vacation message for your email with Roundcube Webmail
You can inform your email correspondents that you are away from your email by installing a so-called vacation message on the central mailserver.

Virus alert 4 January - "Openstaande factuur" contains malware
Beware wary of scanned documents or fake invoices sent by legitimate companies that look like PDF's or normal documents (Word, Excel,...) but in reality contain viruses and malware, among which cryptolockers. A cryptolocker will encrypt all documents on the affected computer and attached drives, thus rendering those documents useless. So be extremely vigilant when receiving messages with attachments, from any source. DO NOT OPEN THESE ATTACHMENTS!

Centralized password management at the University
A lot of network applications at the university require you to log on with a username (NetID) and a password. You can change your password, or reset it in case you have forgotten it, through PAM, the Personal Account Manager.

Access to port 111 from outside the university network to be denied
As a security precaution, access from outside the VUB/ULB university network to port 111 - a port mapper - will be denied as of Wednesday, 15 February 2017. If you require access to this port, contact the ICT-Helpdesk. Read more...

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