Security Scans of Machines Attached to the Network

Periodically, Dartmouth's Information Security office performs vulnerability scans of all devices on the network, looking for systems susceptible to specific exploits. These scans will not exploit any vulnerabilities they find, but rather produce a list of machines that need to be updated. Staff from Information, Technology & Consulting then reach out to the owners of machines identified to let them know of issues found. 

Some anti-virus software may detect these scans as an attempt to break into the machine and will display a warning. All of these vulnerability scans will come from the same server and IP address -, If you see alerts originating from this server and/or IP, disregard them. 



Article ID: 66876
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