Strong authentication in JAMK, secure your account!

JAMK’s Office365 service will have mandatory strong authentication requirement for staff users after Monday, March 15, 2021. For students, strong authentication is optional. Below is short explanation what deos this mean, why is it necessary to require strong authentication and what needs to be done to enable the feature. What does strong authentication mean and […]

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Spam emails

This is a reminder for not to open any suspicious messages/attachments, or click the links within them. Even messages from colleagues cannot always be trusted since the sender information may be faked or account may have been breached. There have been several occations where also JAMK staff/student accounts have been used to send spam and […]

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M-drive maintenance on 4.12.2020

The M-drive that contains shared folders will be unavailable on Friday 4.12.2020 because of maintenance. During maintenance, all folders will be migrated to a new platform. During this process, the name of some directories may change. NOTE! If you already know that you need to access some M-drive data that day, please take a copy […]

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Problems with Webropol | Fixed

Webropol’s service provider (Telia-Inmics) is experiencing server problems after last night maintenance period, which prevents also us from using Webropol. Operators infopage (Finnish) Update: Login to Webropol seems to working again.

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Courses missing in Optima?

A problem has been identified between the Peppi student management service and Optima, which is why some students are currently not able to see all courses in Optima. The problem has been fixed, but it will take some time to update course listings in Optima. The situation should be fixed for all students by tomorrow.

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Scam calls to JAMK staff and students

There has been a lot of news in the media recently about scam calls, where the caller usually says in English that the recipient’s computer has a virus or some other problem and that the caller would want to connect to the machine remotely to fix the situation. Alternatively, the caller only asks for contact […]

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Weird notifications on Teams app (FCM Test Message)?

Teams users around the world have reported weird “FCM Test messages” on their mobile devices. JAMK users have also received these messages. Earlier this week, Google Hangouts users reported this same issue. It was and still is a vulnerability in Google’s Firebase Cloud Messaging service that apparently can now be exploited against Microsoft Teams users […]

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Misleading media coverage about Zoom’s privacy

Within recent days, there has been some misleading media coverage about Zoom’s privacy. Older Zoom version has for iOS devices has been using Facebook developer tools, which have passed users’ general device information (application version, language, processor type, time zone, etc.) to third parties. Any details about users identity has never been compromised. Latest version […]

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Working remotely

The need for remote work and study has increased due to the situation caused by the corona virus outbreak. Optima, Elmo Intranet, ASIO, and Office 365 services (like OneDrive and email) are available over the Internet without a remote desktop connection. Staff will get access to ASIO without remote work connection at week 12. A […]

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Teams will replace Skype 6.1.2020, are you ready?

At JAMK we’ve been using Skype (Skype for Business) as a chat and web conferencing tool for almost 10 years. Microsoft has announced that Skype will be replaced by the newer and much more diverse Teams and that organizations should switch to using it as soon as possible. Teams has been available for a long […]

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JAVA removed from workstations

Due to license changes made by Oracle, we’ve been forced to uninstall Java from JAMK’s workstations. As of 16.4.2019, free version of Java has only been available for personal use. It is not possible to obtain licenses for a company of this size without significant costs. As a result, Java-based sites may no longer work, […]

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Securemail

Email does not provide an easy-to-use and reliable mechanism for securing message content and therefore sending any sensitive information via email is not allowed. To address this shortcoming, we use Deltagon SecureMail service (only for staff). Securemail allows you to send and receive messages securely to any email address. Traffic is protected and messages are […]

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New Windows 10 version now available to install!

New Windows 10 version is now available for all staff workstations (Windows 10 version 1809). You may choose the best moment when to install. Instructions: 1) Start Software Center from desktop 2) Choose “Operating Systems” 3) Choose “Windows 10 1809 Upgrade” and click “Install” 4) Update downloads required files and asks permission to restart computer, […]

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Email sync problems?

The Office 365 service (which also includes the Outlook e-mail service) has notified several users within last 24h that the organization has adopted two-phase authentication (MFA) and that the mail application on the terminal must therefore be changed. Two-phase authentication has not been implemented and the notification is due to a fault in the O365 service that is currently being fixed. […]

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Problems with Moniviestin

Moniviestin service that is administered by University of Jyväskylä, is experiencing some issues that prevent usage. We’ll update this post when we know more about the situation. Update:More details about this situation: https://www.jyu.fi/digipalvelut/en/news/extensive-problems-file-services-2019-02-13 Update: Problem fixed 13.2. klo 13

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Problems while accessing Elmo/intra services?

Login settings to Elmo/intra services has been updated and that is why browsers might show “session expired” messages that prevent page to load correctly. You can fix this by clearing browser cache within your browser. Instructions can be found from here:How to clear browser cache for all major browsers Background:Within JAMK’s network (while using JAMK’s […]

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Changes on o365 service

Microsoft’s O365-service licences changed and for that reason some applications might not be available. Situation should normalize within 30 minutes after system has processed all changes (might require you to logout and then login again). This should not affect email delivery, but it is possible that on some rare occasions senders will receive an error […]

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Spam/viruses!

This is a reminder for not to open any suspicious messages/attachments, or click the links within them. Even messages from colleagues cannot always be trusted since the sender information may be faked or account may have been breached. Within last few days, there have been several occations where JAMK staff/student accounts have been used to […]

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