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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Don t get caught off guard by auto-playing videos again

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Have you ever visited a website while in a quiet space, and suddenly a video started playing loudly, disrupting not only you but also everyone around you? Prevent this from every happening again, by turning off the auto-play feature on your web browser. Instructions for Google Chrome: Type "chrome://chrome/settings/content" into the URL bar. Scroll down to the plug-in section. Select "Let me...

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Protect yourself Protect your stuff Protect UNB - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest


On October 1, ITS is launching a Cyber Security Awareness Campaign in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month to help protect students, faculty, staff, and the university as a whole from cyber threats. What can you do to help keep yourself, your stuff, and UNB safe? Take UNB’s IT Security Awareness Course in Desire2Learn (D2L). Stay informed about the latest cyber security...

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UCard Photo Upload Take your perfect UCard Selfie from home and submit it online

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, IT Announcements


Are you still without a UCard because you’re worried your photo won’t turn out well? With UCard Photo Upload, you can submit your photo from home and take as many selfies as you want until you get that perfect shot.  Once you receive an email saying your photo is approved and printed, you can pick it up any time at the UNB Card Office. Just present your government-issued photo ID to receive...

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Need a group study space UNB Libraries have Group Study Rooms waiting for you

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Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community, General Interest


Time to start thinking about group study sessions for tests and big projects? Book a study room online through the UNB Libraries website. Next to Quick Links, click Group Study Rooms and select which library you would like to book a room in. Then, in the table that appears, you can easily locate an available room and book it for up to 2 hours.  No rooms available? Use UNB’s Skype for Business...

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Take extra security steps to protect your Android device

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Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, Geek Speak, General Interest


A recent article by CBS News has announced that malware targeting Android devices is still on the rise, with dangerous vulnerabilities being discovered and jeopardizing millions of devices. Since the recent discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability, manufacturers have been working  quickly to find solutions to ensure Android devices are safe and secure; however,  cyber criminals continue to...

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Turn any space into a computer lab with UNB s Virtual Lab

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


Need to finish up a lab assignment that requires the use of specialized lab software like ArcGIS, Minitab, Geomatica, or SPSS, but don’t want to make the trip to campus just to work in a computer lab? UNB Virtual Lab is the solution for you. Accessed through the myUNB Portal, UNB Virtual Lab allows students to access and use lab programs such as ArcGIS, Minitab, Geomatica and SPSS, from...

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5 Odd Questions Melissa Akerley-Meadows

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Posted: September 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest, Our Community


This month’s 5 Odd Questions is here, featuring Melissa Akerley-Meadows! We asked Melissa what her role is at ITS: My role is Senior Business Analyst. 1. What is your favourite meal to order at a restaurant? At the Keg Restaurant (anywhere) – Mushrooms Neptune as an appetizer followed by Teriyaki steak (medium) with twice baked potato and a nice glass of Merlot. 2. Do you prefer camping or...

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Manage your UCard on the go with the UCard App

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Posted: September 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Looking for an easier way to keep an eye on your UCard Cash spending? Get the UCard App for your mobile device and manage your UCard while on the go: Download and install the app from your device's app store ( Apple | Android ) Search and select the University of New Brunswick. Enter your UNB login ID and password to access your UCard account. If you already have a payment method set up with...

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New Infographic to help Celebrate our Success

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Posted: September 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


From reaching 1 million dollars in savings so far as a result of VoIP, to increasing the capacity and efficiency of our Data Centre through the Data Centre Renovation Project, ITS has been very busy over the past few years improving the efficiency and quality of IT services at UNB. How much have we improved? Check out our new Infographic with just a few of our recent technical achievements.

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Switch from Android to Apple with ease on iOS 9

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Posted: September 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


Making the big switch from Android to iPhone? With Apple’s launch of iOS 9, it’s about to get a whole lot easier. Apple has launched the Move to iOS app on Google Play Store at the same time as the iOS 9 launch. With this app, new Apple users can seamlessly transfer their contacts, message history, calendar, pictures, and videos from their old Android device. Learn more about the Move to iOS...

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Management Briefing - IT Security Initiatives Fall 2015

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Posted: September 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Various high‐profile IT security breaches of late—at Canada’s National Research Council, the US Office of Personnel Management, Ashley Madison, to name just a few—provide a stark reminder that personal and enterprise data is highly desirable—and vulnerable—to the ministrations of criminals intent on exploiting weaknesses in IT security wherever they can find them. UNB is not immune to these...

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Forgot your UNB Password We can help

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Posted: September 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Forgot your UNB password over the summer break? Don’t worry – resetting your password only takes a minute. Just visit the ITS website (www.unb.ca/its) and click the Forgot my Password! tab to get started. You will need your UNB ID number, Login ID, and your birth date to reset your password, so be sure to have these handy. Not sure what your UNB login ID is? Contact the  ITS Help Desk and...

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More than 1 2 Billion in losses from email scams worldwide from October 2013 to August 2015 reported by FBI

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Posted: September 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, IT Security, General Interest


If you have ever wondered how much money online scammers are making, just look at the FBI’s most recent estimates - In just less than two years, criminals have caused more than $1.2 billion (US) in losses to businesses worldwide. Using a method of social engineering known as masquerading, scammers are impersonating company executives or outside vendors to request money e-transfers. In many...

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The new term is just around the corner Are your UNB IT Services ready

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Posted: September 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest, Our Community


Are you new to UNB and looking to get a jump start on setting up your IT Services before the start of classes? Visit ITS’s Welcome to UNB! page and discover the basics: Need help setting up UNB Wireless, Printing, and your UNB email on your various devices? We provide easy to follow instructions to get you started. Find out where to go for your UCard (UNB Photo ID) and learn about the...

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