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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Get your printing done on campus with UNB Print Services

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Posted: January 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Do you need to print a project  for a class or group? What about materials for your department or faculty? UNB Print Services, located on the Fredericton campus in Marshall d’Avray Hall (room 106), is a one-stop shop for all your printing needs. They offer a wide range of products, from large format printing, to business cards, and everything in between. If you are a student, show your UCard...

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A clean desktop is an efficient desktop Get rid of the clutter on your Mac

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Posted: January 27, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Did you know? If your Mac desktop is cluttered with rows upon rows of files, pictures, and programs it will actually slow down your Mac computer. iMore offers three easy tips on how to de-clutter your desktop. This will not only help your Mac perform better, but also make things easier to find. Do you have a Windows computer? Although Windows may not suffer on performance with a messy...

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Employee Payroll Scam hitting universities across North America

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Posted: January 27, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community, IT Security Alerts


An Employee Payroll email scam is once again hitting universities in Canada and the US, informing faculty and staff members of a change in their human resources status. An alert issued by the FBI in January of last year outlines what signs to look for to detect the scam email, as well as the consequences of falling for scams of this nature. Check it out. Have you received an email that is...

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Most recent iOS update fixes public Wi-Fi vulnerability

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Posted: January 27, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security


If you haven’t updated your iOS device to 9.2.1, here’s one reason why you should. A vulnerability recently discovered by Skycure, allows attackers to setup public Wi-Fi’s and use them as a trap. When a user connects to the Wi-Fi and begins logging into services such as social media, or online banking while connected, the attacker is able to access the victim’s accounts. Now for the good news...

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New Report warns of Malware infecting 1 3 of websites with stolen content

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Posted: January 27, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community, IT Security


A new study from Digital Citizens Alliance has reported that one in every three websites that distribute copyrighted material illegally are infected with malware. What is even more frightening is that that 45% of these infected websites only required a single page-visit from unsuspecting visitors for the malware to infect their computers. Malware found on these websites ranges from invasive...

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Microsoft no longer supporting Internet Explorer version 10 and older

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Posted: January 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: TechSpeak in Translation, General Interest, IT Announcements


Are you running the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE) on your computer? If not, you’ll want to update soon. As of January 12, 2016, Microsoft officially ended support for IE version 10 and older . This means Microsoft no longer offers technical support or any security updates for older versions of IE, making them much more vulnerable to malware attacks. To check what version of...

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The worst passwords of 2015 - Did yours make the list

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Posted: January 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security


Are you guilty of using ‘password’ or ‘123456’ as a password for something important? You’re not alone. A company that develops Password Management Software has released a list of the 25 worst passwords of 2015, with only a few new ones from the previous year. If your password is on the list, we recommend you change it ASAP! Visit CBC’s article to see the full list of 2015’s most common...

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Tips to secure a new tablet

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Posted: January 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security, Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Are you looking for tips to help secure that new tablet you received over the holidays? SANS Institute’s January edition OUCH! Article may be able to help. With 5 tips to securing your device upon setup, this month’s OUCH! Article is sure to help you make smart decisions on how to protect information on your tablet. In addition to learning how to secure your tablet, you will also learn how...

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5 Odd Questions Jonathan MacAdam

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Posted: January 20, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


We’re kicking off the New Year with 5 Odd Questions featuring Jonathan MacAdam. We asked Jonathan what his role is at ITS: I am a Network Analyst. I work with the VPN, DHCP, DNS, wireless, core routers, edge network, and firewalls. Now, for Jonathan’s 5 Odd Questions: Did you make a New Year’s Resolution for 2016? No, I did not make a New Year’s resolution because I usually break them...

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Malware found on torrent websites infecting millions of users every month

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Posted: January 20, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security


Are you trying to get your hands on a free copy of software, video game, or movie? What you may not realize is that illegal copies can come with nasty surprises. If you’re not worried about copyright infringement, then perhaps malware will make you think twice before downloading illegally. A recent report has suggested that approximately 12 million users are exposed to malware by downloading...

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Management Briefing - The ITS Mobility Strategy 2 0

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Posted: January 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


The vision for mobile technology utilization at UNB: We will deploy innovative mobile technologies to support the university’s commitment to easy and convenient delivery of UNB resources and services, using high‐quality tools and services that enrich the academic, administrative, and social fabric of the institution. The first set of initiatives arising from the ITS Mobility Strategy has been...

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Responsive new look for tidBiTS

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Posted: January 6, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Design Desk, Our Community


TidBiTS received a facelift! Over the holidays, tidBiTS received a crisp new design so you can enjoy tidBiTS even more. If you’re on the go, visit tidBiTS on your mobile device and our blog will automatically resize to appropriately fit your screen, removing the hassle of trying to manually resize it yourself. Let us know what you think of our new look – send your feedback to tidbits@unb.ca.

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Value of a hacked Email Protect your Privacy

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Posted: January 6, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security


Have you ever wondered what a cybercriminal would do with your email if they ever hacked your account? With a hacked email, cybercriminals are able to also steal other accounts your email address is associated with, by requesting password resets. Using information found in your inbox, they can slip through basic authentication steps for websites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social network...

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Welcome back to UNB Here are a few tips to get you ahead in the New Year

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Posted: January 6, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, IT Announcements, Our Community


Welcome back students, faculty and staff! We hope you enjoyed the holidays and look forward to starting what is sure to be an exciting 2016   with you at UNB. Need a little help getting back into work mode? UNB’s Event Calendar can keep you up-to-date with what’s happening around campus. Received a new device over the holidays that needs to be set up for UNB wireless, email and printing?...

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