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Finish off Cyber Security Awareness Month by taking UNB s free online course

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Posted: October 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, IT Announcements, General Interest


Cyber Security Awareness Month might be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we should stop learning about cybersecurity threats and how to protect ourselves, our stuff and UNB from them. That’s where UNB’s Cyber Security Awareness Course can help. Available to all faculty, staff and students for free through D2L Brightspace, UNB’s Cyber Security Awareness Course takes less than an hour...

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Make your own Pumpkin Carving Template

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Posted: October 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


Looking for something new and fun to carve in your pumpkin this Halloween, but can’t find the template you’re looking for in stores? Make your own with ease. Using any basic image editing program, you can create your own pumpkin carving template thanks to these seven easy steps from the WikiHow Guide. Looking for something a little more advanced? If you have Photoshop, you can turn an image...

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New telephone scam targeting UNB is one wakeup call you don t want to fall for

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Posted: October 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security Alerts, IT Announcements, Our Community


Have you received a call from “Nancy” or anyone else claiming to be from Global Technical Department? This latest telephone scam targeting UNB members, claims to be from a department located in the Law Library and requests to go through steps to protect your computer system. What they’re really requesting is to gain access to your computer and steal your personal and UNB information via...

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Stay safe while connected to a Public Wi-Fi Hot Spot

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Posted: October 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest


Have you ever used public Wi-Fi in hotels, restaurants, airports, or even in major cities? These hotspots are an easy way to connect to the internet when in a rush, but they aren’t just convenient for the daily city dweller – they’re also convenient for cybercriminals looking to steal personal information from unsuspecting users. Public Wi-Fi’s allow anyone to connect to them and...

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Is Microsoft Office on your wish list Download it for FREE from UNB

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Posted: October 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


Are you in need of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and considering downloading it illegally to save yourself some money?  Avoid the risks – students, faculty, and staff can download the full Microsoft Office Suite from UNB, for free! Download the full suite now. Why is downloading software illegally such a big risk? Not only is it against the law, there is also a very good chance...

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Protect Your Stuff - Mobile Security more important than ever

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Posted: October 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, Our Community


Cybercriminals are relentlessly targeting people’s mobile devices – and they’re using new ways to do it. Although manufacturers are making sure their devices are airtight from cyberattacks, vulnerabilities are found that allow criminals to squeeze through the gaps. Below are 5 ways that you can close the gap and protect your device from cyberattacks. Use a password! Smart phones come...

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UCard Cash now accepted at select vending machines on the UNB Fredericton campus

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Posted: October 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements


Have you found yourself on campus afterhours with no change for the vending machines? If only you could use the money on your UCard.  Well, now you can. UCard Cash is now accepted at select vending machines on the UNB Fredericton campus. Simply tap your UCard on the terminal and choose the item you wish to buy. It’s that easy. Vending machines that accept UCard Cash: Head Hall has two located...

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UNB s Cyber Security Awareness Campaign in the spotlight

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Posted: October 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, IT Security


This October, UNB’s Cyber Security Awareness Campaign kicked off throughout the UNB Community to bring students, faculty, and staff up to speed on the risks and threats that exist on the internet. On October 7, the Brunswickan featured an article on UNB’s ambitious campaign. ITS’ David Shipley, who is leading the campaign, said “people take internet privacy for granted”. When our community...

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5 Odd Questions Rob MacDonald

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Posted: October 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


5 Odd Questions: Rob MacDonald This month’s edition of 5 Odd Questions is here, and we are featuring ITS’ Rob MacDonald. We asked Rob what his role is in ITS: My role within ITS is a Systems Analyst. Now, for the 5 Odd Questions: 1) What was your favourite food as a child, and is it still your favourite food? I loved lobster as a child and would still step over my own mother to get some...

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Can you spot a phishing email Take the quiz and find out

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Posted: October 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, Our Community


Want to test your cyber security skills? Take the free online quiz and find out how well you can spot a phishing email. Phishing scams come in all shapes and sizes and don’t only use emails to try to trick you. Cybercriminals will use text messaging and even phone calls to try and get you to give out your personal information. Falling for one of these scams doesn’t just impact yourself, it...

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Get the UNB App - add more convenience to your busy lifestyle

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Posted: October 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Get the UNB App and stay connected with your class schedule, exam schedule, news, and event calendar everywhere you go. You can even access the myUNB Portal right from the UNB App. Download the UNB App on Android or Apple and free up time in your day.

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Spear phishing Have you heard of these targeted attacks

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Posted: October 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Security, General Interest


Phishers are always creating new attempts to steal critical information that could put you in jeopardy. One of the more serious forms of phishing is a spear phishing email which is a socially engineered email that specifically targets an individual. The sender pretends to be someone of authority and makes a request to be completed with urgency, encouraging the unsuspecting individual to skip...

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Shedding light on a growing concern for Higher Education in North America- Cyberattacks

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Posted: October 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Security, General Interest


UNB has helped kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month in both Canada and the U.S. with a column by ITS’ David Shipley on the cyber siege of universities and colleges in North America. In his article, David highlighted several major higher ed cyberattacks, including one which caused Penn State University’s entire Engineering School to be taken offline, followed by a similar attack on...

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