tidBiTS
Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Games to Test your Cyber Smarts

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Posted: February 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Think you have what it takes to identify various security threats to your computer and personal accounts? OnGuard Online has a number of security quizzes to put your knowledge of internet fraud and computer security to the test. From when to say no to friend requests on social networking sites like Facebook to recognizing spam, phishing emails and other types of threats to your personal...

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ITS Staff Favourites Novels Worth Reading

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Posted: February 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Looking for a good book to read? In this month’s ITS Staff Favourites, we asked a few of our staff to share their favourite novel or series they’ve read in the past year. Here’s what they had to say: Amy Urquhart (Client Support Specialist – Web): "The Steig Larsson Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who played with Fire & The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest). These are the...

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Play it Safe Protect your Smartphone with a password

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Posted: February 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Smartphones may be small in size, but the number of things you can do with them is endless, from checking your email to paying bills to listening to music to playing games and much more. Yes, there’s no denying the convenience of being able to do so much with a device small enough to fit into your pocket, but this also makes Smartphones easy to lose and an easy and popular target for thieves to...

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Acceptable Use What You Need to Know Part IV

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Posted: February 17, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


So far, Information Technology Services (ITS) has outlined how to legally, ethically, securely and responsibly use technology at UNB, defined in UNB’s Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy. To finish off this four-part series, we’ll discuss the respectful use of technology at UNB. Using ICT Respectfully UNB’s ICT services provide you with tools to help you...

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Acceptable Use What You Need to Know Part III

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Posted: February 10, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Over the last two weeks, Information Technology Services (ITS) has outlined how to legally, ethically and securely use technology at UNB, defined in UNB’s Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy. This week we’ll discuss the responsible use of technology at UNB. Using ICT Responsibly UNB invests a significant amount of money, time, and effort in building and...

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New Social Media Site might Pique your Pinterest written by Nicki Smith

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Posted: February 9, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Nicki Smith is a student employee at ITS and writes many of the articles in tidBiTS. This week we asked her to share her thoughts about a new social media site she found interesting. Enjoy! Lately I've seen a lot of posts in Facebook about a new site called Pinterest, so I thought I would finally put my curiosity to rest and find out what all the fuss was about. Simply put, Pinterest is a place...

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ITS s February Furball Perseus Thomas

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Posted: February 8, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Meet Perseus, Trevor Thomas’s adorable feline and ITS’s February ‘Pet of the Month’. Trevor rescued Perseus from the Fredericton SPCA in mid-October after they found him and his siblings left in a box on the city’s North side. He might look cute and innocent, but in his case, looks are very deceiving. Perseus likes to spend his time eating, sleeping and wrestling…not necessarily in that order.

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VoIP Part 3 Interesting Features and Benefits

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Posted: February 8, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Projects, General Interest


So far in our VoIP series, tidBiTS has introduced you to what VoIP is and why UNB wants it, as well as how ITS is upgrading the UNB network to get ready for VoIP.  Now that you’ve had a behind the scenes look at the project, we thought we’d share some of the cool features associated with VoIP and the many ways this new solution will benefit the university. VoIP’s greatest appeal and biggest...

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Acceptable Use What You Need to Know Part II

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Posted: February 3, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Last week Information Technology Services (ITS) began a four-part series reviewing UNB’s Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy by describing how to use UNB’s IT services legally and ethically. This week, let’s focus on the secure use of technology at UNB. Using ICT Securely Did you ever stop to wonder what all the security fuss is for? Why we all should use...

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5 Odd Questions with Allen Galloway

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Posted: February 1, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Name: Allen Galloway What is your job at ITS? I'm an IT Technician. I mainly do hardware repairs on Desktops, Laptops, Printers, Servers, etc... I have many other responsibilities as well, work on the recycling program, prep computers for Ethiopia, work on the physical install of lab equipment, server upgrades, etc. I've got a pretty broad set of responsibilities. Also I smash computers. If...

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Celebrating our Staff February

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Posted: February 1, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


The following ITS staff members are celebrating February anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. Doug Swift – 26 years Wayne Hansen – 14 years (ISS - UNBSJ) Bobby Jones – 5 years Dirk Lenentine – 12 years Chuck Hartford – 4 years Thank you for all your hard work!

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VoIP Part 2 Upgrading the UNB network to get ready for VoIP

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Posted: February 1, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Projects, General Interest


Last week, tidBiTS started a four-part series about VoIP, UNB’s upcoming phone solution for Fredericton faculty and staff, by filling you in on what VoIP is and why UNB wants it. Before VoIP can be implemented however, UNB’s network must be upgraded to accommodate this new solution. Thanks to a significant investment UNB has made in Fredericton’s network infrastructure, ITS is well on its way...

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