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Reminder to be wary of spam

Reminder to be wary of spam

Please be wary of any email messages requesting that users send their FIT login credentials to an unknown website or link.  These types of message should be deleted. Spammers continue to construct more realistic looking emails, so filtering technology remains behind in the ability to block all spam. If you are unsure about the authenticity […]

August 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Beware of fake support email!

Beware of fake support email!

We are all used to getting spam mail in our inbox, but I received a fake request from what appears to be the FIT customer service desk this morning and was surprised at the amount of FIT content it was able to include to disguise itself as a genuine communication. The message had even pulled […]

May 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sophos Virus Protection for Windows 8

Sophos Virus Protection for Windows 8

Ask IT: Question & Answer Forum: I have a new Dell PC with Windows 8 at home. The McAfee Virus Protection will expire soon and I would like to replace it with the free Sophos Virus Protection download offered through FIT. Will this work on Windows 8 PC? Is there anything I should be aware of? -Alice Rydel    […]

April 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Reset Your Password vs. Change Your Password

Reset Your Password vs. Change Your Password

It may sound like quibbling but there is a difference between resetting your password and changing your password. When  you reset your password you are setting it back to the initial password (the first one you ever got at FIT) which is your date of birth in the default format of MmmDDYYYY example Jan031979. Keeping […]

February 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
ASK IT: Sophos Installation

ASK IT: Sophos Installation

ASK IT form questions & comments: Hello. I wanted to download Sophos Security to protect my computer from viruses. However, I couldn’t download it. Could you explain how to connect to the program? They said my username or password is incorrect. I used the same username and password as I log in MYFIT. My computer […]

January 24, 2011 | By More
Ask IT Q&A with student Jennifer Reminick on C307

Ask IT Q&A with student Jennifer Reminick on C307

“Ask IT” Question: The electronic lock on the door to c307 needs to be replaced. The teachers have a hard time opening it, and so do the security guards. My teacher Sean Sullivan does not even have a card for the room. We have wasted hours of his class as security try to open the […]

December 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
FIT Customer Service: Top 5 Questions Asked

FIT Customer Service: Top 5 Questions Asked

Top Five Questions (and Answers) asked at IT’s Customer Service Help Desk: #5. How do I access my email, class schedule, angel, my class audit, etc? A: Go to: http://myfit.fitnyc.edu #4. How do I set my security questions? A: Go to: http://passkey.fitnyc.edu Type in your username and password in the dialog box that appears; if […]

November 24, 2009 | By | Reply More