Computing and Network News
providing computing and technology news to the Kansas State University community

May-June 2000
Vol. 25, No. 6

Virus overview and update
The recent ILOVEYOU computer virus that appeared May 4 at K-State illustrated the increasing vulnerability of computers worldwide. As computer viruses increase in number and maliciousness, K-State continues to enhance its security measures and investigate new anti-virus methods.

iTAC discontinues free computer sessions
in move to web-based tutorials

The 50-minute computer-training sessions traditionally offered to students, faculty, and staff were discontinued by iTAC in March, with plans under way to put the information online as web-based tutorials. This does NOT affect in-depth training provided to faculty/staff by iTAC.

WebMail use increasing at K-State
Use of WebMail at K-State has increased considerably since its introduction Jan. 13.   More than 7,200 K-Staters used it during the spring semester.   An overview of K-State's WebMail service was put online in March at

Technology showcase June 20-21 in Topeka
K-State will be among the exhibitors again at this year's Kansas Technology Showcase in Topeka. In addition, many regional and national companies will be on hand to demonstrate new information technology products. Admission is free; save time and register online at

CHECK conference covered security and new-tech topics
The annual Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas was May 18-19 at K-State. Educators and information technology staff gathered to exchange information about technology at their respective institutions.

Itty Bitty Bytes

  • K-State bans Napster et al.
  • Password deadlines
  • Campus network upgrade
  • Buying a computer for college
  • Stock Market Game
  • IMSL contract terminated on OS/390 IBM platform
  • K-State weather page has changed

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