Note: This will only work while you are on the school network and on a school owned computer that is associated with the CSDPrivate wireless network or wired with a LAN connection.

Click here to reset your network password. or enter http://server-1/changepassword

This utility will allow you to change your network password that you need in order to log on to the Internet.  You must know your current password in order to use this utility.  If you have forgotten your network password you will need to see one of the network authorized administrators to have them reset your password for you.

 
 
Email Security Changes

Currently, downloading executable files from the Internet is blocked and requires that I turn off a filter in order for anyone to download such files.  This has greatly improved overall security of the network since this was implemented last year.  However, executable files or infected image files can be sent via email by someone or received in a spam message packaged as a malware file directly to your mailbox.

I have made the following changes to email security.  Executable files and images are now blocked from going directly to your mailbox. Instead they will go directly to your Postini Message Center Spam folder.  If you are expecting to receive an image from someone or an executable file, you will need to log in to your Postini Message Center to have it delivered to your mailbox.  You just go to login.postini.com and log in with your email address and password.  Look in your spam messages for the one with the file and click the deliver link next to the message.  The email and attachment will then be delivered to your mailbox for downloading.

I have also increased the file size of attachments that you can receive from 25Megs to 75Megs.  This should help when receiving large files such as PowerPoint files or large images.
System Threats
Executables                                    User Quarantine   - Changed
Compressed Files    
Encrypted                                       User Quarantine   - Changed   
Unencrypted                                 User Quarantine   - Changed Productivity

Office Documents                        Ignore
Multimedia                                    Ignore
Music and Sound                         Ignore
Images                                             User Quarantine    - Changed
 
 
Re-posted from Apple Co. Support site.
A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus. The user is then offered Mac Defender "anti-virus" software to solve the issue. 

This “anti-virus” software is malware (i.e. malicious software). Its ultimate goal is to get the user's credit card information which may be used for fraudulent purposes. 

The most common names for this malware are MacDefender, MacProtector and MacSecurity. 

Apple released a free software update (Security Update 2011-003) that will automatically find and remove Mac Defender malware and its known variants.

 
 
PROBLEM:  When using your Chrome browser and you attempt to log on to the Internet, a window opens and attempts to download a Cabinet file called "authrootst", or when using Internet Explorer or Firefox the logon attempt also tries to download a file rather than log you on.  

Solution: Turn off the PopUp blocker on the browser.  In Chrome click on the Wrench icon in the upper right corner and select "Options" in the menu.
Select "Under the Hood" on the left column.  Click the "Content Settings..." button at the top of the page.  Scroll down to Pop-ups and select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups".
Close the Options tab at the top of the screen.  Log back onto the Internet.

For other browsers click here to see how to disable the Pop-up blocker.

Problem:  When attempting to lg onto the Internet you receive a Certificate Error.  Click here for instructions on handling this error.
 
 
Login window
How to Get to Internet Sites outside of the school realm.

Please read this carefully and fully before asking questions.

Previously I emailed everyone informing you all about the new authenticating measures needed to get to the Internet.  From now on everyone will be required to authenticate in order to get to Internet sites outside of the school realm.  You will be able to get to your files, email, calendars and many other specific sites without having to authenticate, however going to Internet sites outside of the predetermined school realm of web sites will require everyone to log in.  This is being done for greater management over personal devices.


The school realm of web sites is an expanding list of kid safe, informational or production web sites.  These sites are entered into a special list in the web filter and when accessed they bypass the login process.

Logon and Passwords

All Staff network accounts are in the form of  First-Initial+Lastname and Student accounts are Grad-year+First-Initial+Lastname.


When you access an Internet site not defined within the school realm you will receive a Login window like the one shown here.
You will need to use your Network Account and Password to successfully log in.  If you log onto a thin client regularly then this is the same network account to use,  it is not your email address.

To get the default password for many users who do not normally access the network please click here.  You will need to use your Google account to view this page.  Your Google account is your email account and password.
  • Once you are authenticated, your session is good for six hours before having to re-authenticate.  
  • There is an inactivity timer of 15 minutes.
  • There is a 5 minute disconnected user detection.

It is very important that you disable your browser's popup blocker.
 
 
I will be enabling a new network security feature on Wednesday June 29th that will require everyone to authenticate when accessing websites outside of the school realm.  The school realm of websites are a select group of safe and necessary websites determined in-house.  You can see the list below.  Additional sites can be added to the school realm but only if they are for productivity.  The intention of the school realm of websites is to allow those who are on these Internet systems all day - for their convenience to not have to authenticate every hour.  For example the office staff can access Infinite Campus or Skyward where they work all day, so they will not need to authenticate to get to those sites.

Any attempt to access a web site outside of the school realm will require all users to authenticate, this way all web traffic can be logged by user and by device for 30 days.  Once authenticated, the system will know if you are a staff member or student and there will be different levels of web filtering (once I have configured it).

This method is necessary in order to be able to fully manage who is able to access the Internet.  With student owned devices there was no way to fully disallow a student from accessing the Internet when he or she had lost privileges. 


When you are prompted to authenticate you will use your regular Network Account and Password you use to log onto your thin clients.  This will affect all users and students on both campuses. 

All student accounts will be re-created this summer with a new shorter version going from Kindergarten to 12th grade. 

The school realm of websites is a growing list.  Here are the basic sites that are in the list:

School Realm of Websites

School Website - csdk12.net
All of Google Apps (Docs, Gmail, Calendar, etc.)
Dropbox.com
iGoogle.com
Infinite Campus
Skyward.com
DPI
Wisconsin.gov
Schoolspeciality.com
iscorp.com
MarwoodConference.org
Accelerated Reader
Star Reading
All Wisconsin school websites that are wi.us