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

Can t find time to go shopping 12 tips to safely shop online

ITS

Posted: December 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, IT Security


December 25 may be just around the corner, but many people are still shopping online for last minute gifts to avoid the rush in stores and have packages delivered right to their door. Unfortunately, scammers like to take advantage of this by advertising ‘too good to be true’ deals and fast shipping rates to lure people into their traps. The good news is, there are lots of tricks and clues to...

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Encrypt your iOS and Blackberry Backups

ITS

Posted: December 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Tips and Tricks


A new breed of malware is targeting iOS and BlackBerry backup files by infecting the computer that holds the backups. The new malware uses a strategy called “Backstab” to steal unencrypted backup data for iOS and Blackberry devices that are saved on infected computers. To protect yourself from this type of cyberattack, make sure your mobile device’s data is properly backed up and encrypted by...

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Happy Holidays from ITS

ITS

Posted: December 16, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


As the year draws to a close here at UNB, ITS would like to wish all students, faculty and staff happy holidays and a wonderful new year! Whether you’re settling down at home or travelling south to avoid the snow, why not take some time to look back on 2015 and enjoy some of the year’s greatest videos with Youtube Rewind. Like you, tidBiTS is also taking a break for the holidays, but we look...

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Have some free time over the Holidays Learn something new with Lynda com

ITS

Posted: December 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Have you always wanted to learn a new skill, or brush up on an old one, but didn’t have time during the fall term? Get a free online seat for Lynda.com and keep your brain active over the holidays. UNB offers free online learning to students, faculty and staff through Lynda.com - Once your account is activate, you will have 24/7 access for two weeks to as many of the thousands of courses on...

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UNB s New Cyber Security Video will make you think twice before you click

ITS

Posted: December 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest, IT Security


Did you know that sometimes all it takes for cyber criminals to get ahold of your personal information, like your credit card number and home address, is just one click? ITS recently worked with UNB Media Services to have a short video created to show just how easy it can be for cyber criminals to gain access to personal information, UNB data, and more. Check it out: [embedyt]...

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Behind the Scenes of a Spear Phishing Attack

ITS

Posted: December 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security, General Interest


[caption id="" align="alignright" width="234"] Click the image to see the whole poster[/caption] Want to know how cyber criminals plan a spear phishing attack? It may come as a surprise, but months of planning can go into an attack. What’s even more troublesome is that it can takes months to undo or repair the damages caused by a successful attack. PhishMe, a Cyber Security company, has come...

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Make sure you aren t putting up recalled Christmas Lights for the holidays

ITS

Posted: December 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


An alert from Health Canada recently came out issuing recalls on a number of Christmas Lights with serious issues, such as overheating and fire hazards. These lights were available at Walmart, Loblaws, Dollarama, and other various retailers. Help keep you and your loved ones  safe this holiday season by making sure your Christmas lights are not on Health Canada’s list.

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Netflix phishing email on the loose

ITS

Posted: December 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security Alerts


Have you received an email from Netflix informing you that your account details need to be updated? Scammers are once again after login credentials for Netflix via a fake email claiming to be from the popular streaming service. What can they do with your Netflix Credentials? Besides being able to enjoy some quality streaming on your dime, more importantly they can steal your credit card...

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RCMP Phone scam is a wakeup call you don t want to fall for

ITS

Posted: December 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


Scammers are calling people early in the day, or late at night, pretending to be the RCM and trying to trick you into forking over money to pay a fine or taxes. To push a sense of urgency, the scammers will even threaten to arrest you within 24 hours if the fine or taxes are not paid. Although this scam has been floating around since 2014, there are still variations being used today. To...

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5 Odd Questions Ian MacMillan

ITS

Posted: December 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


This month's edition of tidBiTS' 5 Odd Questions features ITS' very own Ian MacMillan. We asked Ian what his role is in ITS: I’m a Web Services Analyst/Technologist, which is a long way of saying I help users build UNB websites with the CMS. Now, for Ian's 5 Odd Questions! 1. Do you have any holiday traditions for this time of the year? I'm a big believer in having a real tree. They're more...

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Exploit kit Angler used to hide malware onto webpages

ITS

Posted: December 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


An exploit kit used by cybercriminals is making waves again, infecting countless webpages and unsuspecting users who visit those pages. An exploit kit such as Angler is a toolkit used by cybercriminals by being injected into hacked websites. When the infected website is visited, the exploit kit will examine extensions, plugins, and add-ons used by that user and look for vulnerabilities to slip...

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Getting ready for Exams Book your study rooms today

ITS

Posted: December 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Are you looking for a quiet room to study for exams with classmates? UNB libraries have study rooms available for booking throughout the year. Just visit the UNB Libraries website, and click Group Study Rooms in QuickLinks. From there, you can select a library under Book Online, pick your time slot and room number, and log in to book that room. Rooms can be booked for up to 2 hours at a time....

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TELUS Mobility Plans Exclusive for UNB Faculty and Staff

ITS

Posted: December 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


Looking for a gift idea for yourself or a loved one? The UNB Mobility Centre may have a solution for you. TELUS offers two exclusive plans for UNB Faculty and Staff and their family members - one for those who wish to use their own device, and another for those who need a new device. These plans could save you money, or offer more features than what you might be able to get elsewhere. Learn...

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Tis the season to shop online beware of more scams during the holidays

ITS

Posted: December 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Our Community


Are you shopping from home this holiday season? Online prices may look like good deals, but watch out for the scams. If you’re looking for an item that isn’t available on popular online shopping websites or you’re just trying to find the best price, you may venture to unfamiliar sites that offer deals that seem too good to be true. Make sure you don’t hand over your credit card information to...

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Don t forget November 29 is the last day to submit your ideas for the Student Technology Fee

ITS

Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


Students, want to have a say in how your Student Technology Fee is spent? Make a suggestion by November 29: 1. Visit the Student Technology Fee website 2. Click on ‘Submit your ideas: Students’. 3. Type in your suggestion. 4. Click ‘Submit Request Form’. If you spend a lot of time on campus or frequently use your UNB IT services, you’ve likely benefitted from projects funded by the...

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It s Black Friday at the Card Office

ITS

Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


On Friday, November 27, the Card Office will be offering UCard merchandise at 30% off of our regular retail prices. This includes UCard lanyards, grippers and our popular smart wallets. If there is something that you have been eyeing or would like to purchase as a gift for someone, Friday is the perfect day to stop by and see what we have to offer. Payment can be made with cash, debit, credit,...

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New phishing scam making waves at UNB pretending to be a faculty member

ITS

Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, IT Security Alerts, General Interest


A suspicious email has been spotted by UNB students, faculty and staff, pretending to be from a faculty or staff member on vacation who is stranded and in need of money urgently. In some cases, these emails come from fake email addresses disguised to look like legitimate emails from the faculty or staff member, while other times they are sent from actual UNB email accounts that have been...

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New Remote Access Tool being used maliciously on Android Windows and OS X

ITS

Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest


Cybercriminals are turning to a new remote access tool and using creative text messages to slip it onto unsuspecting users’ devices. Though the new software, called OmniRAT, can be used for legitimate purposes, it is also being used to spy on users and even hijack their Android, Windows, and Mac OS X devices. Users are receiving a text message telling them a multimedia message cannot be...

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Students - what do you think of your UNB IT Services Complete a short survey and let us know

ITS

Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest, Our Community


Do you use wireless, computer labs, the myUNB Portal, or other UNB IT services? ITS, in collaboration with Info-Tech Research Group, has developed a short survey for you to let us know what you think of the Technology Services we offer you at UNB. Give us your feedback and ideas on how we can make your IT services even better – take the survey now. Note: You will be asked to provide your...

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5 Odd Questions Heather Brideau

ITS

Posted: November 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Great Barrier Reef in Australia[/caption] We ask Heather what her role in ITS is: I am a Client Support Analyst working at the Help Desk and the Level 1 for the Faculty of Business Administration. Now, for Heather’s 5 Odd Questions: 1. What is a talent we might not know about you? I love to sing!  I sang for the Pope in Saint John’s Nfld in the...

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Avoid Copyright Infringement and Malware Stop downloading illegally

ITS

Posted: November 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community, IT Security


When you illegally download music, movies, or even software on a UNB computer, you’re not just breaking the law and jeopardizing yourself and UNB – you’re also jeopardizing your device’s security. Many third party websites that offer software and media for free are also bundling those products with malicious software without you even knowing. Your “free” movie may cost you online credentials,...

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New Electronics Waste Management Program coming to New Brunswick in 2016

ITS

Posted: November 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Are you wondering what to do with old electronics? Don’t want to put them in the garbage? Coming in the fall of 2016, the New Brunswick government will be starting an electronics recycling program to help prevent old electronics from ending up in the landfill. Once the program is in place, anyone in New Brunswick, regardless of where you are, will have a location to drop off old electronics to...

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Student Technology Fee How do you want it spent

ITS

Posted: November 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


Students – Did you know you can have a say in how your Student Technology fee is spent?  Make a suggestion: 1. Visit the Student Technology Fee website 2. Click on ‘Suggest a Project – Students’. 3. Type in your suggestion. 4. Click ‘Submit’. The Student Technology Fee is a fee paid by every student attending UNBF that is put towards maintaining and improving information technology...

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UCard Double Your Deposit Contest is BACK

ITS

Posted: November 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Students - looking for a chance to win some money on your UCard? You're in luck. Double Your Deposit is back! Between November 16 and December 6, 2015, any student UCard holder who deposits money on their UCard will be automatically entered for a chance to double their deposit. During the contest, one random winner will be drawn each week (Monday to Sunday) to double their deposit up to a...

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Management Briefing - IT technical excellence illustrated

ITS

Posted: November 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


ITS recently published a new Infographic highlighting metrics related to recent notable and successful ITinitiatives. Infographics are a great way to impart a lot of information concisely and in an attractive format,but they necessarily skimp on details that might be of general interest. This briefing note gives a bit ofbackground on the projects and services featured this time...

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Cybercriminals are phishing for your Apple ID

ITS

Posted: November 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


Have you received a suspicious email lately that looks like it came from Apple? Don’t be fooled by the “legitimate” Apple logos. A new phishing email is targeting Apple customers worldwide, with a message that notifies them of limitations that have been put onto their account as part of Apple’s security process. The message also ensures the recipient that “our aim is purely to protect you and...

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Protect your computer from Malware and avoid the loss of data

ITS

Posted: November 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security


One of the most destructive malicious software around is called ransomware – an infection that locks you out of your own files when it sneaks onto your computer. Once locked, it demands a ransom to be paid to regain access. If you choose not to pay the ransom, you will lose any files that are locked. One such ransomware is on the rise, targeting websites hosted on Linux operating systems....

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Reminder to students faculty and staff - UCard Cash does not expire at the end of the fall term

ITS

Posted: November 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


With the end of term fast approaching, the Card Office would like to advise students, faculty and staff that funds in their  UCard Cash accounts will not expire at the end of fall term, 2015. Funds in this account will carry over to the New Year. If you are in a pinch and need some funds to get you through until the end of term, parents, friends and relatives can add money to your UCard with...

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Issues causing IT service outage Nov 5 2015

ITS

Posted: November 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


On Thursday, November 5, ITS experienced a construction-related incident in our main data centre which cut off power to our entire IT infrastructure. This resulted in an abrupt outage of most UNB IT services. There was no damage, and no one was hurt, even though the effect was immediate and profound. All UNB IT services that were unavailable as a result of the incident have since been...

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Check your VoIP voicemail from anywhere

ITS

Posted: November 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Need to access your VoIP voicemail, but aren’t at your desk? There are two ways you can do so with ease: Access your voicemail from another VoIP phone: Dial the last four digits of your VoIP phone number. Wait for it to go to voicemail, then press the ( * ) key and enter your PIN. Access your voicemail from off-campus: Dial your 7 digit VoIP phone number. Wait for it to go to voicemail, then...

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Cyber Criminals finding new ways to slip malware on to apps for iPhones and iPads

ITS

Posted: November 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security


iPhones and iPads may be known for being more secure than Androids, but that doesn’t mean they are 100% safe from security threats. Although Apple has a very strict process that applications must pass before being published to the App Store, cyber criminals are continuously developing new methods to slip through the security cracks. Just recently, CBC reported that developers based in China,...

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Get the latest tidBiTS right from the myUNB Portal

ITS

Posted: November 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Did you know? You can catch the latest tidBITS in the myUNB Portal. In the News block, click the TIDBITS tab to see the latest posts. By clicking on the title of a post, you can see the first part of the article. Click Continue Reading to see the full story. Want to get notified as soon as tidBiTS is posted? You can subscribe to the tidBiTS RSS feed in IE and Firefox. Simply click the Blog...

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Fake Email being sent to UNB students faculty and staff claiming to come from the Microsoft Outlook Team

ITS

Posted: November 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest, IT Announcements


Recently there was a phishing email sent to UNB students, faculty, and staff notifying them of a change in their calendar, pretending to be sent from the Microsoft Outlook Team. If you have received an email like this with a request to click a link within the email, please do not respond or click any links and delete the email immediately. This is a phishing attempt to steal your information,...

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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

ITS

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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Get your UCard Student Validation stickers now

ITS

Posted: August 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


Are you looking to get a jumpstart on the upcoming school year? Visit the UNB Card Office (UNBF) or Security & Traffic Office (UNBSJ) to receive your new 2015-2016 validation sticker before September and take advantage of student services and discounts on and off campus before the new term begins. Haven’t paid your tuition for the new school year yet? No problem! As long as you’re registered...

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Prevent your computer from feeling under the weather due to malware

ITS

Posted: August 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security


A recent trend of malicious attacks is on the rise, silently hijacking computers just by visiting a website, or clicking advertisements hosted by certain networks. What started out as visitors being infected with malware by visiting www.weather.com and other websites that received advertisements hosted by AdSpirit.de, has now developed into several advertising networks being hit, impacting...

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Print anywhere on campus from your mobile device

ITS

Posted: August 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Running late to a meeting or class and realized you forgot to print out a copy of your notes or assignment? Print on the go, with UNB’s myPrint. If you’ve got your document on your laptop or other mobile device, you can print to any UNB lab printer on campus and pick up your document as you pass by*. It’s as simple as following these 4 easy steps: Log in to the myUNB Portal Click or tap...

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Users on dating site catching more than just fish

ITS

Posted: August 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security


With the recent hack of an Adult Dating website that led to millions of users’ account information being released, it may be a good time for other dating websites to re-evaluate their level of security. Let’s start with Plenty of Fish (POF), whose users also recently came under attack in a different way – through third party advertisements on the POF website. Recent visitors to www.pof.com...

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Display images in MS Excel 2013

ITS

Posted: August 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Design Desk, General Interest


Looking for new ways to add images to your data in MS Excel 2013? You can prevent your data from appearing too cluttered by having images appear only when your mouse hovers over the cell that contains them. Just following these 6 six easy steps to learn how. Freshen up your Excel worksheets and present data even easier with images.

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Order your department s print materials at UNB s Print Services now Beat the Fall Rush

ITS

Posted: August 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Want to get a head start on your print materials for the fall term? UNB Print Services, located in Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 106, offers a host of printed solutions to fit  your needs. Did we mention you save the tax when you pay with a departmental account number? Print Services also offers a wide array of large format print solutions up to 64 inches wide, including banners and banner...

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Record your journeys with Microsoft s Hyperlapse

ITS

Posted: August 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Are you looking for an easy way to record videos with hyperlapse on your Android device? Microsoft has the app for you! Now available for Android devices, Microsoft Hyperlapse lets you record long (or short) journeys in the form of a smooth, high-speed video to share with your friends and family. The app removes shaky frames and stabilizes your video so when it is sped up, it still looks smooth...

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5 Odd Questions Katherine Hall

ITS

Posted: August 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


This month’s 5 Odd Questions is featuring Katherine Hall. We first asked Katherine what her role is in ITS: I am a developer Now, for the 5 Odd Questions! 1. What does a perfect day look like to you? A perfect day is always sunny and warm! I love the chance to be outside relaxing in a hammock, or by the beach. 2. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? I would love to visit the...

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Don t get tricked by phishing emails claiming to be the Help Desk

ITS

Posted: August 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


Have you received an email claiming to come from the ‘IT Service Desk Support’ requesting you to click a link to complete your Outlook update? This new phishing email may sound convincing at first, but there are a few things to keep in mind: If there is anything suspicious or unusual about the email (ex: the ITS Help Desk never refers to itself as ‘IT Service Desk Support’), chances are it...

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New Photocopiers coming to UNB this fall

ITS

Posted: August 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


ITS is excited to announce that this fall, UNB will be replacing all Ricoh photocopiers on campus with new, All-in-One photocopiers from Konica Minolta.  Why are we doing this? This 5-year agreement with Konica Minolta will not only provide UNB with photocopiers that are multi-functioning (print/copy/scan/fax), but also easy to use and will reduce costs for the university. Additionally, a new,...

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Update your Android Device to prevent the StageFright vulnerability from affecting you

ITS

Posted: August 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


With millions of devices at risk due to StageFright, phone manufacturers are working quickly to create software updates that will protect devices from this threat. Many of these updates are already available, while others are scheduled to be released in the coming weeks. Eager to find out if there is an update available yet for your Android? TELUS has a forum that lists the target release...

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Windows 10 What you need to know before installing on your Home computer

ITS

Posted: August 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Are you thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 on your home computer? Here’s what you need to know about Wi-Fi Sense, one of Windows 10’s newest features. What is Wi-Fi Sense? Wi-Fi Sense shares an encrypted version of your Wi-Fi password with your contacts from Skype, Outlook, and even Facebook when they try to connect to your network. Wi-Fi Sense will prompt you when you first connect to a...

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Avoid long lines at your favourite stores and restaurants with Google Search on Mobile

ITS

Posted: August 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


Are you tired of showing up at a restaurant just to discover long lines and even longer waiting times? Use Google Search on your mobile device and you can see what the busiest times are for restaurants and shops throughout the week. Just tap the blue banner when you search for a specific store and if their busy times are available, it will be displayed under the location and contact information. 

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New Android Vulnerability discovered Take action now to protect your phone from Stagefright

ITS

Posted: August 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


A new vulnerability on Android devices has been uncovered leaving millions of users affected. This exploit allows cybercriminals to hijack your phone and steal information just by using your phone number. To prevent this vulnerability from affecting you, disable Auto Retrieve for Multimedia messaging on whichever messaging app you use. Instructions for Messages App Instructions for Google...

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Need to send a mass email Here are a few things you need to know

ITS

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

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


Have you ever tried to send a mass email from your UNB email account that didn’t seem to go through? Or do you have to send a mass email in the near future but aren’t quite sure how to go about doing so? The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) prohibits commercial and spam email being sent to individuals who have not express consent, making it difficult to send a mass email without being...

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Share files safely and securely with UNB s Secure File Drop

ITS

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

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


Need to send a file to a colleague, but it’s just too big for email? Or maybe someone you know needs to a send file to you from off campus? UNB Secure File Drop is your solution! It takes just 3 easy steps to send files up to 512 MB in size to your recipient(s). Once sent, your recipient will receive an email as well as a message in the Notification Box in their myUNB Portal letting them know...

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What is eduroam Learn about UNB s involvement

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, Our Community


As a proud member of CANARIE’s Canadian Access Federation (CAF), UNB students, faculty and staff are able to access eduroam, a free, secure wi-fi network, at over 80 institutes across Canada simply using their UNB Login Credentials. Have you been to a conference at another university and wasn’t sure if Wi-Fi would be available? Next time you can plan ahead and check if they are a member of CAF....

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15 tons of E-Waste recycled by UNBSJ since 2010

ITS

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

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community, General Interest


Since November 2010, UNBSJ has been partnered with Atlantic E-Waste Solutions (AES) and recycled approximately 15 tons of computer equipment from the UNB Saint John campus. AES has in turn been able to recycle roughly 85% of that material, leaving only approximately 15% to end up in landfill. How do you get your old UNB-owned equipment recycled? It’s as simple as contacting the UNBSJ PCS group...

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Received a call from an unfamiliar number Google can help

ITS

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

Category: General Interest


Have you ever received a phone call from a number you didn’t recognize, and they didn’t leave a message? Not sure if you should call back or answer if they call again? Use Google to find out who or where the number is calling from. Just type in the full phone number including the area code, and Google will display as much information as is available for that phone number. If the phone number...

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Scammers threaten of jail time if victims don t pay unsuspecting bill or tax with pre-paid visas

ITS

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

Category: General Interest


Scammers are at it again, this time posing as the “tax man” or even a police officer, calling and threatening victims to pay a bill, or face jail time. As an added twist, the fraudsters only accept payment from pre-paid visas, making it quick and easy for them to steal money from unsuspecting victims. Just how ruthless are these scammers? Some will pretend to be a police officer and tell you a...

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5 Odd Questions Annalee Brewer

ITS

Posted: July 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


This week we are bringing you July’s edition of 5 Odd Questions featuring Annalee Brewer. We asked Annalee what her role is in ITS: I provide IT Accesses for new employees as well as specialized access for all staff and faculty. Now, for the 5 Odd Questions! 1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I’d love to learn to read my husband’s mind - apparently I’m supposed to know what...

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New to UNB Get Skype for Business

ITS

Posted: July 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


Looking for an easier way to contact your colleagues and coworkers? Give UNB’s Skype for Business a try. With instant messaging, voice and video messaging, online meeting capabilities, file sharing, and more, it won’t be long before you’re using Skype for Business on a daily basis. Want to let others know when you’re in the office, in a meeting, or off work? Just update your Skype status to...

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Spear-phishing email scam targeting University employees with payroll scam

ITS

Posted: July 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest, IT Security


A new spear-phishing email scam is on the rise, specifically targeting university employees. With the use of sophisticated, legitimate-looking emails and webpages, scammers are posing as university HR departments, requesting you to log in to a fake HR website to identify a change in your employee status. Once they have your login information, the scammers then use it to access your account and...

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Build on your ideas with the NEW Master of Technology Management Entrepreneurship Program at UNB starting this fall

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Do you have an Entrepreneurial spirit and big ideas in technology? UNB’s new Master of Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (MTME) Program could be for you. Available as of September 2015, the MTME program will provide students with the tools they need to pursue ideas or even start a technology-based venture. This one year program offers unique courses such as Managing IT Projects, Quality...

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New merchandise coming soon to the UNB Card Office

ITS

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

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community


Are you looking for a way to accessorize your UCard? New merchandise will soon be available for purchase at the UNB Card Office, including lanyards, clips, and smart wallets! Accessorize your UCard to keep it handy and safe so you can take advantage of its many uses like door access, food purchases, gym access, library services, and much more. Follow us on Twitter (@UNBUCard) and Facebook...

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Prevent theft of your data Encrypt your USB Drives

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, IT Security, Our Community


Using a USB drive to transport large amounts of sensitive information is still very common today, even with the many ways we can upload and share data online. Not only that, people also use USB drives to run applications, and as a way to lock their PC. But what happens to your data if your USB drive gets lost, or worse, stolen? In many cases, your information will remain on the USB drive,...

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Management Briefing - Advances in cloud services and information security at UNB

ITS

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

Category: Management Briefings


Microsoft recently announced it is building two state‐of‐the‐art data centers in Canada to host cloud services, including Office365, the company’s premier collaboration and productivity platform. UNB has long leveraged Office365; for example, our student email, calendaring, etc. have been hosted in the Microsoft cloud, at no cost, since 2011. Necessarily, Office365 has been physically housed in...

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Don t miss important texts when switching from iPhone to Android

ITS

Posted: July 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


If you’re planning a switch from iPhone to Android, you may experience some issues with sending and receiving text messages. To avoid this speedbump, we have a couple tips that may work for you: If you used iMessage on your former iPhone, you can de-register iMessage to ensure incoming text messages are not sent via iMessage. This may take up to 4 hours before your text messaging works...

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Narrow down your search for your ideal device with Product Chart

ITS

Posted: July 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you in need of a new laptop, tablet or Smartphone, or simply looking to upgrade your current one? Product Chart is a great way to compare different devices and filter through their various features until you’ve found exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you want a device with certain screen size, a lot of RAM, or of a particular brand, just use the menu bar on the left hand side of the...

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PayPal Users beware New Phishing email on the rise

ITS

Posted: July 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Tips and Tricks


If you’re a frequent user of PayPal, don’t get fooled by the latest phishing email circulating people’s inbox. A new phishing email, claiming to be from PayPal, states that your account has seen unusual activity and requests you to log in and update your credit card information. It doesn’t end there. The email also has a description at the bottom about how to identify fake emails. With plenty...

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Congratulations to UNB for the Success of the CANHEIT 2015 Conference and Winning a CUCCIO Award

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Events, Our Community


Last week UNB ITS hosted CANHEIT 2015 and it was a huge success! Thanks to the many volunteers from ITS along with support from UNB Conference Services, we were able to host this year’s CANHEIT conference which brought together hundreds of Higher Ed. IT professionals from coast to coast. The sessions during the day provided our attendees the perfect way to learn and share experiences, but the...

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Ruthless new ransomware hits Android users

ITS

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

Category: IT Security, General Interest


Do you use your smartphone like a computer and check emails, download files, and even just browse the web? Make sure you’ve got protection. With more and more malicious software spreading across the internet and creeping into mobile devices around the world, it’s more important than ever before to be aware of how malware could impact not just your device, but your personal information stored on...

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Take an Online course this summer

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Are you looking to extend your knowledge in your field of study, or want to discover something new, but you can’t afford to take time off work to go to class? The College of Extended Learning (CEL) has it all! CEL has many UNB courses to choose from that you can do online. Courses offered can go towards certifications, diplomas of different levels, and unique programs. With varying course...

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CANHEIT 2015 Conference coming to UNB next week

ITS

Posted: June 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS, in collaboration with UNB Conference Services, is excited to be hosting CANHEIT 2015 next week on the UNB Fredericton campus. CANHEIT (Canadian Higher Education IT) is Canada’s only national conference focusing on IT issues and trends in Canadian universities and colleges. With the theme of Keep Calm and Power Up, this year’s conference is bringing together over 300 IT professionals,...

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HotSpot Parking nominated for 100 000 Award

ITS

Posted: June 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Have you feared getting a parking ticket when trying to park downtown because you forgot to get change for the meter? Phillip Curley is a local entrepreneur and UNB Graduate. He has been tackling this very challenge for drivers and retailers to bring a more comfortable setting for parking in Fredericton’s downtown core, with the creation of HotSpot Parking. Phillip ran a pilot on select parking...

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Just when you thought Malware couldn t get any worse Watch out for Crimeware

ITS

Posted: June 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, Our Community


Malicious software can come in all shapes and forms, but the most dangerous form is Crimeware. What is Crimeware? Crimeware is malicious software designed to expressly perform illegal online activities, typically implemented by organized crime. The latest from this category is a Trojan Horse known as Zeus or Zbot, that attempts to steal any confidential information from compromised machines. If...

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Lynda com Your one-stop shop for learning new skills

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Have some downtime this summer? Learn something new with Lynda.com. An award winning provider of online video-based training, Lynda.com gives you access to thousands of video courses on various software, design, animation, and so much more. Not sure if Lynda.com is right for you? Take a course for a test drive and if you like what you see, you can reserve your free online seat today through UNB...

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What tools are used to make your favourite website Visit Builtwith com to find out

ITS

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

Category: Geek Speak


Looking for ideas on what software and tools you should be using to get the most out of your website? Or simply curious about all the different components that were used to put together your favourite site? Check out www.builtwith.com . Just enter a website’s URL on the Built With home page and click Lookup, and you will get a breakdown of what the website uses for its web server, analytics...

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Management Briefing - CANHEIT 2015 being hosted by ITS at UNB

ITS

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

Category: Management Briefings


CANHEIT (Canadian Higher Education IT) is Canada’s only national conference focusing on IT issues and trends in Canadian universities and colleges today. ITS is pleased to be the conference host this year; working closely with UNB Conference Services, we will be welcoming over 300 IT professionals, vendors, and guests to UNB, serving up a great program, awesome social events, inspiring...

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A handy resource to help you avoid construction on the UNB Fredericton campus

ITS

Posted: May 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


It’s that time of year again, when bull dozers, dump trucks and construction crews are hard at work  all over the city and campus. Did you know there’s an easy way to avoid construction sites during your daily commute to UNB? Check out the UNB Construction map, which drops a pin wherever there is construction happening on the Fredericton campus. Do you see a pin on the way, or at your...

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Congratulations UNB Grads of 2015

ITS

Posted: May 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Happy #UNBgrad week! This week we celebrate with the many students who have completed their degrees and have the privilege of walking across the stage to receive their diplomas during the 186th Encaenia in Fredericton and 41st Spring Convocation in Saint John. Among this year’s graduates are five of ITS’s own employees who will be graduating from their respective programs. Congratulations...

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Connect your Mac and iPhone even further with MacID

ITS

Posted: May 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you looking for new ways to connect your iPhone and Mac? Or are you trying to find an easier way to seamlessly lock and unlock your Apple devices? Now you can do both – with the MacID App. By downloading the app and installing it onto your Mac, you can lock and unlock your Mac right from your iPhone. You can also set your Mac to automatically lock when you walk away with your iPhone in...

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5 Odd Questions Karie Appleyard

ITS

Posted: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


This week we are bringing you a new edition of 5 Odd Questions featuring ITS’s own Karie Appleyard. We asked Karie what her role is in ITS: My role in ITS is Human Resources Assistant. Now, for the 5 Odd Questions! 1)      What is your perfect pizza? Cheeseburger pizza ….homemade crust, a little sauce, lots of hamburger and cheese 2)      If you could spend the day with any celebrity who would...

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Don t forget about Page 2 in the new myUNB Portal

ITS

Posted: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Did you know? You can now access features in your eServices with just one click through the new myUNB Portal. From your Launch Menu, just select Page 2 and you will be able to go straight to managing your course registration, class schedule, and even your UNB financial information without navigating through eServices first. What’s your favourite feature in the new myUNB Portal? Let us know by...

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Don t hand over your Credit Card number to Bell Aliant Themed Email Scam

ITS

Posted: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security


Have you received an email supposedly from Bell Aliant notifying you you’ve been charged for paper billing and requesting your banking information to view your bills online? Don’t be fooled by this well-crafted email scam. If you receive any email that smells phishy, especially if it’s asking for personal information, always go to the company’s website from your web browser (do NOT click any...

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Don t let your Android device get locked for ransom

ITS

Posted: May 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, IT Announcements


A new ransomware is on the loose, targeting Android users in Canada. This new malicious software has the ability to make your Android device almost unusable by locking screens and displaying fake government warnings. The malware is reported to slip onto devices from unofficial app stores that advertise adult content and, once in place, locks your phone and demands a ransom to be paid via PayPal...

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Have your next meeting online with Skype for Business

ITS

Posted: May 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Are you trying to book a meeting room, but just can’t find one available? Hold your next meeting online with UNB’s Skype for Business. Now you can book a meeting, without the room! When you create a meeting in MS Outlook 2013 or 2011 for Mac, you can select Lync/Skype Meeting in the toolbar at the top of the window. This will place a Join Lync/Skype Meeting link in the description for your...

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Need to make a trip to the ER or a clinic Check the wait list with WaitShare

ITS

Posted: May 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Do you find yourself dreading the inevitable wait to get in to see a doctor at clinics or even the ER at the hospital? If only there was a way to check the wait time before going… Now there is – WaitShare; available for Android, Apple, and even in your web browser. WaitShare lets people share their wait times at hospitals, clinics, and even pharmacies, to help others determine the best and...

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Get a Sneak peak at the latest tidBiTS in the new myUNB Portal

ITS

Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project


Did you know you can now preview the latest tidBiTS postings without even leaving your myUNB Portal? The new myUNB Portal launched in April lets you take a sneak peak at the latest stories in tidBiTS, myUNB News and the UNB Newsroom, all with just the click of your mouse or tap of your finger. Just log in, look for the News box, then click the heading of whatever you would like to read. You can...

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Get up to speed fast with Microsoft Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

ITS

Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


Have you recently upgraded to MS Office 2013 and need a crash course to get familiar with the new look and feel? Microsoft has you covered. Available as free PDF downloads, Microsoft has created easy-to-read Quick Start Guides on how to do everything from customizing the ribbon on the top of your window in Word, to customizing a chart in Excel. Download a copy of the Quick Start Guide for your...

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Has your email account been pwned

ITS

Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Tips and Tricks


Do you use your email address to sign up for online services, eNewsletters, online shopping, and more? Your email could be at risk. Websites are regularly attacked by cyber criminals for user data, such as email addresses and other personal information. So how can you know if your information is in jeopardy? haveibeenpwned.com can help. When you search for your email address or username on...

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Management Briefing - UNB s New Mobility Policy

ITS

Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background Effective today, a new university-wide policy governs mobility eligibility, approval, procurement, and use. The policy reduces UNB exposure to a number of risks, including lack of transparency around device usage and total actual costs, management of individual contracts, and the security of devices and the information stored on them or accessible through them. ITS and Financial...

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Another CRA-themed phishing email is on the loose

ITS

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

Category: IT Security, General Interest, IT Announcements


Have you received an email that looks like an INTERAC e-transfer from the Canada Revenue Agency? Almost looks legitimate, right? Well, don’t be fooled by this email scam. Cyber Criminals are creative with the way they try to catch unsuspecting victims with their phishing emails. With INTERAC e-transfer becoming a popular choice for transferring money, scammers are betting on users to overlook...

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Lync Skype for Business now at UNB

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


Available for all faculty, staff and students, Lync/Skype for Business is now at UNB! Visit ITS’s Get Lync webpage for instructions on how to set up all your devices with this new communication and collaboration tool. What’s so great about Lync/Skype for Business?  You can use this new service to start an Instant Message, video call, voice chat, share screens/programs, and edit documents with...

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The ITS Help Desk Summer Hours are now in effect

ITS

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

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


With the winter term over and the last day of exams behind us, the ITS Help Desk located in the Harriet Irving Library is now on Summer Hours. Visit the Help Desk from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday and 10:00 am – 4:30 pm on weekends and holidays from now until September. Unable to visit the Help Desk in person during those hours? No problem – Give them a call at 453-5199 or email...

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Get ready for UNB s Launch Week April 26 to May 1

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


Next week, ITS will be launching several new services to kick start the summer for students, faculty, and staff. Sunday, April 26: The new myUNB Portal - With a responsive design and new features for ease of access on all devices, the new myUNB Portal will continue to provide you with a secure, one-stop shop for your UNB IT services. Wednesday, April 29: Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business -...

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Microsoft Lync Skype for Business coming to UNB April 29

ITS

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

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


Beginning April 29, it’s going to be easier than ever to work, communicate and share  with your fellow  students, faculty, and staff at UNB. Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business is the latest addition to UNB’s connectEd productivity toolkit. Have a quick question for a colleague? Send them an instant message through Lync. Wondering if your professor is available for a quick chat? Check their...

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MS Office FREE for Faculty Staff Starting May 1

ITS

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

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


Beginning May 1, faculty and staff can enjoy the convenience of being able to download the full MS Office Suite for free on personal devices! Students - You already have access to the full MS Office Suite for free . This free download gives you  full access to the entire MS Office Suite, including: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook OneNote Access Lync InfoPath Do you want MS Office on more than...

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The new myUNB Portal is just around the corner Coming April 26

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, Our Community, IT Announcements


Only a few days to go until the new myUNB Portal is available to UNB faculty, staff and students! Giving you many of the same helpful functions and features of the existing Portal, the new myUNB Portal also comes with some additional perks, including: A Responsive Design so you can use it easily on any device Sneak peeks at the latest postings in myUNB News, the UNB Newsroom and even...

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Track your phone with ease the next time you accidentally misplace it

ITS

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

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Have you ever forgotten your phone somewhere while on the go, and can’t remember exactly where? You can track your Android devices from your computer with no prior setup required. Visit the Google Store (store.google.com) and sign in with your Gmail account that is registered on your lost mobile device by clicking the 3 lines in the top left corner and selecting SIGN IN. Once you are signed...

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Management Briefing - Launch Week 2015

ITS

Posted: April 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, Management Briefings


New and improved services for students, faculty and staff ITS is very pleased to be launching 3 services next week—a reinvented myUNB portal, Lync/Skype for Business, and free Office downloads for faculty and staff. All of these products and features build on ConnectEd, UNB’s suite of productivity applications and services. As you will discover, we’re extending functionality to unprecedented...

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Get your UNB computer repaired while away on vacation

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Posted: April 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Is your UNB computer acting unusual or becoming extremely slow? Maybe something isn’t working at all anymore? UNB Faculty and Staff can have their UNB owned computers repaired usually at no expense to make sure you can work as efficient as possible with a functional machine. Any potential costs or other issues would be discussed, before proceeding with any repair work. If you’ve been putting...

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Find a study space that fits your needs with ease

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Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Looking for somewhere quiet to study for your remaining exams? Or perhaps you’re looking for a space to  meet up with friends to share and discuss notes and study as a group? UNB has assigned official exam study spaces across the Fredericton campus for all your needs. These study spaces are available straight through to the end of exams on April 22, between the hours of 8 am to 11 pm during the...

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Have your Checklist ready the next time you receive a fishy email

ITS

Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, Tips and Tricks, General Interest


As more people become aware of email scams, it forces scammers to get more creative with their phishing attempts. Email scams can look almost identical to a legitimate one. Not everyone has the time to spend hours investigating an email to ensure its legitimacy. That’s why we created a 4-step check list to help you quickly and easily identify if an email is a scam. Check who the email is...

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Make sure you re spending the right money on your UCard at the right time

ITS

Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Do you have both Meal Plan Cash and UCard Cash on your UCard? Only one of them expires at the end of the term! Know the difference before you start spending extra money. Your UCard Cash carries over from year to year so you don’t have to worry about it expiring at the end of the semester. Save it for next year for printing, snacks, or even textbooks at the UNB Bookstore. Do you have excess...

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Access your myUNB Portal through the UNB App beginning April 26

ITS

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

Category: IT Announcements, myUNB Portal Project


As of April 26, it’s going to be easier than ever to access your UNB IT services and information while on the go. The new myUNB Portal being launched later this month will be available directly through the UNB app on your mobile device, giving you quick and easy access from anywhere to all the UNB tools and information you need. Not only that, but the new Portal’s fully responsive design will...

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Bon Voyage Set up your Away Greeting so others know you re not in the office

ITS

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

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you planning to go on vacation to enjoy some warm weather? Or maybe you’re doing some home renovations? Whatever the reason for taking some time off, make sure to set your Away Greeting on your VoIP phone so others know you’re out of the office.  After you have set up your VoIP away greeting, you will also be prompted to set up automatic email replies. To set up an Out-of-Office...

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Good luck on Exams UNB

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

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


As another year of classes draws to a close, it’s time once again to begin cracking down for exams. Are you looking for a new study spot to settle down in and hit the books? Over the past few weeks, tidBiTS has been featuring study spaces around campus that students can take full advantage of during exam time, from  rooms for group studying, to quiet study spaces, to study spots close to snacks...

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Is your Android Device actually turned off New PowerOffHijack Malware works when you think your phone is shutdown

ITS

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

Category: IT Security, IT Announcements


Have you ever considered downloading an app from an unofficial Android App store? Here’s a reason NOT TO. A new malware threat that arose earlier this year is lurking in unofficial app stores waiting to hijack your phone’s shutdown process. Just when you think you’ve shut down your phone,  the PowerOffHijack malware goes to work recording audio, making outgoing calls, taking pictures, and more,...

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12th Annual Faculty of Computer Science Research Expo

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

Category: Our Community, General Interest


If you’re in need of a blast of inspiration and creativity, or want to learn about new opportunities and collaborations in IT right here at UNB, do not miss out on the Faculty of Computer Science’s 12th annual Research Exposition. The Research Expo showcases UNB’s faculty and students’ research, as well as features a keynote speaker from IBM Ottawa. This all-day event is a great way to learn...

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Get your study session in before working out at the Currie Centre

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

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Trying to be more active but have a hard time fitting in workouts between your study sessions? Take your books with you to the Currie Centre on the Fredericton campus.. With comfortable seating and a number of tables that seat 4, the main lobby on the fourth floor is a great place to squeeze in some quick study sessions before hitting the gym. If you’re looking for a nice view while you work,...

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Management Briefing - New Enterprise Web Strategy

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

Category: Management Briefings


Background PET recently approved the third consecutive UNB Web Strategy sponsored jointly by ITS and C&M; the earlier editions have worked well, and have provided UNB with a solid foundation of state-of-the-art web infrastructure that is highly usable on a multitude of devices and platforms. However, while the web continues to be a critical information communication and marketing asset to the...

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Ransomware Don t let Cybercriminals take your computer hostage

ITS

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

Category: General Interest


Malware has the ability to not just steal your information, but  also hold it hostage without actually removing the information from the computer, or stealing the computer itself. How does this happen? Ransomware, a form of Malicious Software, has the ability to encrypt and lock your personal files so even you can’t access them. When you try to access a locked file, a notification may pop up...

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Retirement Celebration for Fred Webber

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

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


On Tuesday, March 31, ITS staff gathered to celebrate Fred Webber, who retired after  36 years at the University of New Brunswick. Fred’s story first started in 1979 when he began his career at UNB as an Electronics Technician for the Department of Electrical Engineering. In 1996 he moved just a few hundred  feet down the hall to become a Systems Analyst for ITS, and it was there that he...

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Where will you find your next Easter Egg

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

Category: General Interest


With Easter just around the corner, why not mix it up this year and search the web for Easter eggs! No... not ACTUAL eggs, we’re talking about virtual kind - hidden messages and features that developers hide either on their website, or in software. To help you get started on your hunt, here are a few virtual Easter eggs that the tidBiTS team found: 1)      If you are a frequent visitor of...

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Record your name for VoIP Listen to it on Outlook

ITS

Posted: March 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Did you know? Thanks to the integration of your VoIP voicemail with UNB email, you can listen to your colleagues’ voice recording of their name from their Voicemail within your Outlook client so you know exactly how to pronounce their name before meeting them in person. To do this, within your Outlook client just hover your mouse over their name in the To: or From: field in an email and look...

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Everything you need in one spot at the IUC Café

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Posted: March 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


This week’s featured Study Space is the IUC Café located in front of the Science Library on the Fredericton campus. THE IUC Café has tables that seat four so you can socialize with friends or catch up on some quick group discussions while you grab a bite to eat before your next class. In the evenings, the IUC Café provides a less noisy atmosphere for  homework sessions away from...

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Get the UCard App and manage your UCard on the go

ITS

Posted: March 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Have a busy schedule and don’t have time to stop and reload your UCard from a computer via UCard Online or at the UNB Card Office? Load it on the go with the UCard App! What can the UCard App do for you? The UCard App allows you to check your balance from anywhere and add to your UCard Cash with ease. Lost your UCard and want to freeze it immediately to avoid someone else trying to use it?...

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Freshen up your UCard with a new selfie

ITS

Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


Are you looking for a fresh new pic for your UCard, but are too busy to stop in and have your photo taken? Submit your photo from home, with UCard Photo online submission. (Available for FR & SJ) Take as many photos as you want to get the perfect UCard Selfie. With the ease of submitting your photo from home, you won’t have to worry about the weather ruining your hair, or makeup.  Don’t forget...

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Preview the latest myUNB News postings and more in the new myUNB Portal coming April 26

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Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project


Do you like to stay in the loop about the latest UNB news? The new myUNB Portal coming this April will allow you to preview the text in the latest myUNB News postings so you can get the information you need sooner, without even leaving the Portal. Curious about the latest UNB Research News or Press Release? The new Portal also provides a sneak peek at what’s new in the UNB Newsroom so you can...

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Quiet time in the Study Carrels at UNBSJ

ITS

Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


This week’s featured study space comes to us from UNBSJ – The Study Carrels located on the second floor of the Hans W. Klohn Commons. If you are looking for a library atmosphere without actually going to the library, the HWK 2nd floor carrels are the place to be. Each study carrel is equipped with a reading light and an AC plug so you can read, bring your laptop, and charge your phone, all in...

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Recognize it Report it Stop it March is Fraud Prevention Month

ITS

Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Every day, millions of people around the world are victims of online financial fraud. Cybercrime is one of the Internet’s fastest growing industries, with sophisticated, well-organized criminal groups attempting to steal personal information and banking information to either steal from existing accounts or create new fake ones. The best way to protect yourself from online fraud is to be aware...

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Stay connected while on the go with the UNB App

ITS

Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


Are you getting too busy to stop at a computer and catch up on UNB News or Events happening around campus? Have you missed an important guest speaker or a workshop in your field of study? The UNB App is here to help. The UNB App allows you to check your class schedule, UNB news, and the online events calendar, all in one place. With exams just around the corner, you can carry on with ease...

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Stay on top of your UNB email calendar and to-do s with the new Portal coming this April

ITS

Posted: March 12, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


Beginning April 26, it’s going to be easier than ever to keep track of your UNB email, schedule and to-do list. Thanks to its ability to fully integrate with UNB’s email services, the new myUNB Portal will tell you how many unread email messages you have in your inbox so you know right away when you’ve received something new. Not only that, it will also provide a preview of your Outlook...

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5 Odd Questions Ian Hathaway

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


This week we are bringing you a new edition of 5 Odd Questions featuring  ITS’s own Ian Hathaway. We asked Ian was his role is in ITS:I am a Business Analyst Now, for the 5 odd questions! 1)     What has been your favourite age to be so far? I would say my current age of 29 has been pretty good so far. 2)     What time do you normally go to bed on a working day? Depends on the...

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Management Briefing - ECN Shared Services

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Federated Identity and SharePoint Pave the Way to True Shared Services ITS is leading a project within the Education Computing Network (ECN) consortium of universities and colleges in NB and PEI to advance shared services among its members to an unprecedented level. We’ve recently deployed federated identity, which allows users at different institutions to easily and freely login to resources...

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Share tasks with your colleagues using Microsoft Outlook

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, Our Community


Are you looking for a quick and easy way to share a task with a colleague, but are not sure how to do so? Microsoft Outlook allows you to create and share tasks just as easily as setting up a new meeting within your calendar. At the bottom of Outlook Calendar, you can create tasks by double-clicking in the free space. To share a task, simply double-click on the task, and select the Assign Task...

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This week s featured Study Space Kick back in the HWK Student Lounges at UNBSJ

ITS

Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you looking for a space on the Saint John campus to socialize with friends that is close to food and has a great view? The Carl “Satch” Russel Frazier, and Wayne and Denise Long Student Lounges might be right for you! Located at the north end on the second floor of the Hans W. Klohn Commons (HWK), these lounges have comfortable seating and a beautiful view of campus, making them the...

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A simple way to remove an image s background colour within MS Word

ITS

Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Design Desk, Tips and Tricks


Trying to remove the background colour from a  logo so you can use it in a document or email? Microsoft Word  has an easy way to get rid of the background of a simple image without using an elaborate photo editing program. (Note: instructions were written using Word 2010 and may vary slightly for Word 2013 or Word 2011 for Mac) 1. Paste the desired logo into Word. 2. Click on the image, and...

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Get your mobile device ready - New myUNB Portal coming equipped with a Responsive Design

ITS

Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, myUNB Portal Project


Beginning April 26, accessing the myUNB Portal from your mobile device is going to be a whole lot easier. The new myUNB Portal coming this April has a fully responsive design, making it easy to view and use on any device, whether it’s a laptop, smartphone or tablet. In addition to a responsive design, the new Portal will provide many of the helpful functions and features you already know in...

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How secure is your Android phone

ITS

Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


If you still doubt the seriousness of malware on your phone, you may be in for a shock. An article released by CNBC claims that researchers have discovered over 5 billion downloaded Android apps could be in jeopardy of being hacked. What does this mean to you? If you download an app from an untrusted source, such as an unofficial Google Play store, it could be riddled with malware disguised to...

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Stop missing those important work calls - Start forwarding them to your mobile phone

ITS

Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, IT Announcements


Have a lot of running around to do on campus but don’t want to miss any calls to your office phone while you’re out? Your UNB VoIP phone has a Call Forwarding feature that allows you to redirect your calls to your mobile device or another phone if you know you’re going to be out of the office.  To setup Call Forwarding, simply push the CFwdALL button on your phone and input the number you want...

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Windows Security Alert for latest Firefox update nothing to sweat about

ITS

Posted: February 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Have you updated your Firefox web browser to the newest version? If so, you may receive a Windows Security Alert that looks something like this: This alert is a known issue that does not pose any threat to your computer or your information. Simply select “Allow Access” and you will no longer see the alert and can continue using your Firefox web browser as usual. For more information on this...

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Stop using your dog s name as a password Use a Password Manager

ITS

Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Tips and Tricks


You probably have dozens of passwords you use every day… or, more likely, you have lots of places to enter a password, but use the same password in multiple places or passwords that are too simple just to make your life easier. Maybe you even keep your passwords written down and hidden under your keyboard so you don’t forget them. However you cope with your passwords, a password manager can...

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This week s Study Space - Enjoy the view at the SUB Blue Room Lounge

ITS

Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


This week tidBiTS bring you another featured study space on the UNB Fredericton campus – The Blue Room located in the Student Union Building (SUB), just above the Cafeteria. The Blue Room features a beautiful view overlooking campus and the Saint John River, with stools and tables along the window so you can soak in the scenery while you work. Alternatively if you’re looking for a little more...

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Use your UCard photo as your online Display Pic

ITS

Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest, Our Community


Did you know you can set a profile picture for your entry in the UNB Directory? By doing this, your photo will appear in the Outlook address book so when one of your colleagues from across campus receives an email from you they will be able to put a face to your name. There’s no need to try and take the  perfect selfie for your profile either – you can just use the photo from your UCard. Just...

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A new threat for apple mobile users XAgent spyware app

ITS

Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


Are you still running an old iOS on your iPhone or iPad? Now might be the best time to update. A new spyware threat is hitting iPhone and iPad users that greatly affects devices that are running an iOS older than version 8. If XAgent is accidentally installed on your device, it can collect text messages, geo location, contact lists, information on other installed apps, and much more. The...

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Feel classy while studying in the Red Room at the HIL

ITS

Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community, General Interest


This week in tidBiTS we are featuring another hot spot for studying on campus – The Red Room (Lord Beaverbrook Room) located on the 4th floor of the Harriet Irving Library. If you are looking for a quiet spot to read a book or do some homework in silence, the Red Room is the place for you. The space features one of the most unique looks on the Fredericton Campus, with vintage red décor...

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Find out when your department s meeting rooms are available with the Outlook Scheduling Assistant

ITS

Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Are you trying to book a meeting, but are unsure which room is available in your department? With Microsoft Outlook’s scheduling assistant, you can view the availability of not only one meeting room, but many at once so you can quickly find one that’s free. When you are booking a meeting, simply click on the Scheduling Assistant tab and select ‘Add Rooms…’ From there, check the ‘More columns’...

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Management Briefing - EDUCAUSE Top Ten IT Issues 2015

ITS

Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


Background EDUCAUSE is an international organization devoted to research and support of technology in higher education. For many years an expert panel of CIOs, researchers, and industry leaders has been convened by EDUCAUSE to examine technology issues, and to come up with a list of ten that have emerged as important to a very broad range of higher-ed users and practitioners. ITS monitors the...

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Free up much needed space in Microsoft Outlook

ITS

Posted: February 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Is your Outlook running out of space? tidBiTS is here to help! By archiving your email on your computer, you can free up valuable storage space in your inbox . Microsoft Outlook gives you the option to auto archive your mailbox daily, weekly, or even monthly, and allows you to pick exactly where your mail is saved on your computer so you can find it with ease. But that’s not all auto archiving...

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Join the Canada wide Hackathon

ITS

Posted: February 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, Events, General Interest


Are you interested in computer coding with a team, or on your own, with the possibility of winning some money at the same time? The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) might be just what you’re looking for! CODE is a 48-hour coding sprint or ‘hackathon’ taking place this February 20-22 across the country. At this year’s event, teams will gather in Fredericton and all over Canada to try and...

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This week s Study Space - Crack down on assignments in GD108

ITS

Posted: February 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Last week we started featuring study spaces around UNB campuses. This week’s featured Study Space is Gillan Hall, room D108. GD108 is a combined classroom and computer lab open to all students whenever there isn’t a class taking place. (Just make sure to check the class schedule sheet on the door before entering to make sure you're not interrupting a class!) The room has 20 computer...

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Catch the latest buzz on Malware

ITS

Posted: February 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Catch the latest buzz on Malware! Another strand of malware is out to get your banking information.  A new email scam claiming to be Air Canada, using phony webpages, is trying to steal your credit card number, license information, and even your social insurance number. At any time of the year, students, faculty, and staff may use Air Canada for business, to fly home and see family, or even to...

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Lynda com Your Gateway to endless learning

ITS

Posted: February 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you looking for something new to learn, or simply trying to improve current skills? Lynda.com offers you the chance to do just that. With more than 2,400 courses to take your software, business, and creative skills to the next level, Lynda.com lets you learn at your own pace so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed. Courses can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or even your phone if...

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This week s featured Study space Sit back and relax at the Head Rest Café

ITS

Posted: February 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community, Tips and Tricks


Are you looking for a quiet place on campus to sit down and catch up on some reading, or maybe somewhere that has a little bit of activity so you can study with friends? Starting today and over the next few weeks, tidBiTS will be highlighting a few different UNB study spaces that may just become your new favourite place on campus to get work done. This week’s study space of choice? The Head...

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Have your large files sent with care UNB Secure File Drop is here to help

ITS

Posted: January 29, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements


Trying to send a file too large for email? No problem – with UNB Secure File Drop, you can send anything up to 512mb to your colleagues, classmates, or coworkers at UNB. UNB File Drop isn’t only useful for those on campus; it can also be used by anyone off-campus sending large files to a UNB student, faculty, or staff member. As long as the recipient has a UNB account, they can receive files...

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New malware targeting UNB emails

ITS

Posted: January 29, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


Have you received an email alerting you of receiving a fax? In the newest wave of malware hitting UNB, an email from NBED (New Brunswick Education) has been making its way to UNB mailboxes, notifying users  they have received a fax via  email with a zip folder attached. This zip folder would normally contain an infected file that could do significant damage to your computer.,  In most cases,...

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New to campus Find out where to find the ITS Help Desk and UNB Card Office

ITS

Posted: January 29, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


Are you new to UNB and still trying to find your way around Campus? Look no further! We shot a couple of videos with Hyperlapse to help you find the ITS Help Desk and the UNB Card Office, with ease! Watch the video on Youtube What is Hyperlapse? Hyperlapse is an app by Google that allows you to create moving time lapses (videos that look like they are in high speed motion), without the...

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Get comfy Virtual Lab is here

ITS

Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements


Students - Are you looking for an easy way to finish your course work without spending countless hours in a UNB computer lab? Thanks to UNB Virtual Lab, now you can sit back, relax, and get comfy. UNB Virtual Lab is a new service that allows you to easily access the specialized software you need for your course work directly from your own devices rather than having to work from a UNB lab...

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Get ready for Windows 10

ITS

Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


When Windows 8 came out, one of the biggest features users were missing was a Start menu. Great news - Windows has finally brought it back! In addition to the return of the Start menu, the latest version of Windows, Windows 10, also brings a new feature of having multiple desktops. Want to have one desktop set up for work, and another for home? Now you can do just that. Although Windows 10 is...

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New copyright Act will make you think twice before pirating another movie

ITS

Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Are you an avid movie downloader? Well, you might be in for a shock starting this year. On January 1, 2015, a new Copyright Modernization Act came into effect that requires your internet service provider  to send letters to notify users that have allegedly downloaded a movie illegally that they could be sued by the copyright holder. At first glance a simple letter may not seem like much, but it...

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Get your UCard Student Validation Sticker Now

ITS

Posted: January 8, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


Are you still walking around with an expired Student ID? Get your UCard validated today with a 2014-2015 student validation sticker. Stop into the UNB Card Office (UNBF) or Security Office (UNBSJ), it only takes a minute. Has your validation sticker worn off? No problem. Our first batch of 2014-2015 validation stickers have been wearing off quicker than expected due to a manufacturing issue....

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Management Briefing - 3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve IT Security

ITS

Posted: January 8, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


Background Did you know that UNB’s IT infrastructure experiences millions of external intrusion attempts everyweek? That malicious websites are the main source of malware that can--and has--led to financiallosses? Or that unprotected computers pose the single greatest threat to enterprise and individualdata assets and intellectual property? While striving to provide an open but secure...

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Stay up to date at UNB

ITS

Posted: January 8, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, Our Community, General Interest


If you’re still stuck in vacation mode, it can be hard to get yourself back into routine and stay up-to-date on everything happening around campus. Find out when new workshops and events are happening with the UNB Event Calendar. You can also use the UNB App (Apple | Google) to view the Event Calendar. Check it out  today.

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Take your own UCard Photo from Anywhere

ITS

Posted: January 8, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Stay warm and take your own UCard photo from anywhere using your smartphone. Just go to UCard Photo Online and take a selfie and submit it. Then pick up your UCard as soon as you receive an email from us letting you know it has been printed. UCard Photo Online is available to all UNB students, faculty, and staff – and gives you the opportunity to take as many photos as you'd like to get that...

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