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

Are your Apple devices updated with the latest security patches

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security


In light of the recent cyberattacks hitting computers and mobile devices, Apple has released multiple security updates for iOS, OS X, Safari, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. These updates fix known vulnerabilities that cybercriminals could have taken advantage of to remotely access your devices. To ensure you have applied the latest updates, check your mobile device’s settings and visit the App...

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Find your perfect study space on campus

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest, Our Community


The last day of classes are just over a week away. Have you found your study space yet for exams? [caption id="" align="alignright" width="260"] Red Room, HIL[/caption] Last year, we looked at a few spaces on both the Fredericton and Saint John campus that students may enjoy for group work or quiet study time. Check out our list below for study spaces and what they feature: Get your study...

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Navigate through windows and full screen programs with ease

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Looking for an easier way to navigate through multiple full-screen windows open on your desktop? With a Windows PC, you can use Alt + Tab to bring individual windows or any open programs to the front and cycle through them by pressing Tab. If you’re using Mac, you can use Command + Tab to switch to your next most recently used app among any that are open. For individual windows, you can use...

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Find the latest online Easter Eggs

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Want to find Easter Eggs without leaving your computer? It’s easy! Many websites and software contain hidden surprises that are left there intentionally for users to stumble upon. These are called Easter Eggs. Get started on your own Easter Egg hunt with the hints below: 1. Search ‘Atari Breakout’ in Google Images and play the classic game with the images as the blocks. 2. On Buzzfeed.com,...

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Learn more about Locky and how it can impact you

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest


With the recent waves of infected Word documents reaching users’ email inboxes, it’s time to understand what Locky is and how your devices and information can be affected. Locky is a widespread strain of ransomware that is infecting approximately 90 000 systems per day, typically by being disguised in a Word doc or .zip file. With the widespread attacks, it’s important to know how to prevent...

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Organize your windows with ease

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, Our Community


Do you frequently have multiple windows open on your desktop and find yourself juggling through them? If you’re on a Windows PC, you can use the Windows key + arrow keys to snap and maximize whichever window you are currently working in. - Windows + Left or right: Snaps current window to either side of your monitor (If you have multiple monitors, you can press the arrow key again to snap it...

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Surge of banking malware phishing attacks targeting UNB

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Security Alerts, IT Announcements


A phishing email disguised as an invoice notice is targeting UNB and other institutions. The phishing email comes with an .rtf attachment that is infected with malicious software designed to steal banking information in order to commit online theft. If you have received an email of this nature, please report it to the ITS Help Desk and do not open any attachments. For more information on...

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5 Odd Questions with Graeme Ellis

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Posted: March 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


[caption id="" align="alignright" width="225"] Stephen King - Twitter (@stephenking)[/caption] This month we’re bringing you another edition of tidBiTS’ 5 Odd Questions featuring Graeme Ellis. We asked Graeme what his role is at ITS: As a System Analyst in ITS, I do a number of varied tasks but my prime responsibility is making sure the backup systems are working and we can always count on...

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How to change your default email font in Outlook

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Posted: March 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Want to update your email font in Microsoft Outlook to match the new UNB brand? You can easily change your default font for new messages by following these steps: 1. Click the File tab. 2. Click Options. 3. Click Mail. 4. Under Compose messages, click Stationery and Fonts. 5. On the Personal Stationery tab, under New mail messages, click Font. 6. On the Font tab, under Font, click the...

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Recognizing fake online banking websites

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Posted: March 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, IT Security


Cybercriminals are always willing to go the extra mile when it comes to phishing for information. Fake online banking websites are no exception to this - they can look nearly identical to the real site. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="350"] image from Cubby - LogmeIn[/caption] To spot a fake online banking website, you don’t even need to visit it. It all starts in the phishing email...

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Windows 10 moves to Recommended Update

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Posted: March 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Have you received notifications on your personal computer to upgrade to Windows 10? Whether you’re ready to make the big switch from Windows 7 or 8.1 or not, it may be hard to ignore Windows 10 for much longer. Recently, Microsoft made Windows 10 a Recommended Update. What does this mean for you? If you have recommended updates turned on, Windows 10 may attempt to download and begin the...

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Happy Pi Day

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Posted: March 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Geek Speak


If you haven’t heard, March 14 (3-14) Is Pi Day! To celebrate Pi Day, you can find out where your birth date, or any other significant date appears in Pi’s digits. Just visit Mypiday.com (powered by Wolfram) and enter any important date you wish, such as your birthday, in any format. The website will then search through all the digits in Pi until it finds the digits that match the date you...

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Macs targeted by infected torrent websites

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


Over the past weekend (March 5 – 6), cybercriminals planted an infected torrent software on a website that specifically targeted Mac users. The software called Transmission, normally used to download files from Peer-to-Peer websites, was infected with ransomware that waited three days before locking the users’ files on Mac computers. This delayed strategy makes it harder to determine where the...

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Management Briefing - Data governance and management at UNB

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


Data and data governance and management sound like very dry subjects to most people, so why are they important to UNB? Let’s start with what appears to be a simple question that someone might ask that, at the core, requires “data”. How many Fredericton undergraduate students were there in the 2015 winter term? Depending on your definition of student (or data need, business purpose, or academic...

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Refresh your Email Signature with the New UNB Brand

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest, Our Community


Have you recently received emails from UNB colleagues containing the new UNB email signature and logo and wondered how you can incorporate it into your own email? As part of the ‘Why UNB’ Rebranding project, a new email signature template is now available to all UNB faculty, staff and students so we can show our UNB pride in a strong, unified voice. To download the new UNB email signature,...

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Tips to protect yourself from Fraud

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security


With the ever-growing threat of cyber fraud, it’s important to know how it could happen to you and what you can do to prevent it. Online attackers are always looking for new ways to steal your information and your money. When your device is connected to the internet, it’s important to remember that any built-in protection is only as good as you are. If you click a malicious link, or download...

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Congratulations to the three lucky winners of ITS s Student Survey contest

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Posted: March 3, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


ITS would like to say a big congratulations to Sarah (UNBF), Jeremy (UNBF) and Miranda (UNBSJ), the lucky winners of $50 UCard Cash through ITS’s Student Survey contest. These students were randomly selected from the over 800 survey entries we received. To all those students who completed the survey – thank you! ITS is committed to providing quality, efficient and friendly service. By...

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Email large files with UNB s Secure File Drop

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Posted: March 3, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, Our Community, General Interest


Do you have a large file that you need to send to a professor, colleague, or coworker, but it’s just too big to send through email? Many email services have a limit of 10-20MB. That is why UNB’s Secure File Drop is here to help. With a maximum size of 512 MB per file, File Drop allows you to send large files with ease. Not only do you have more space to work with, but File Drop is also...

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How to find Email Headers in MS Outlook

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Posted: March 3, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security, General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you trying to report a possible email phishing scam to the ITS Help Desk? You may be asked for the email headers for the phishing scam. What are email headers? Email headers provide information about an email, such as the sender, receiver and the subject line. Email headers can also identify information about the route the email has taken since its origin and how it finally ended up in...

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Top 10 scams of 2015

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Posted: March 3, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, IT Security Alerts


In 2015, we reported on some of the most severe online threats, such as Stagefright, Angler, and even UNB-specific phishing emails. In recognition of Canada’s 12th annual Fraud Prevention Month, it’s time to brush up on your awareness skills for more than just online threats. Check out the Top 10 Scams of 2015, and what to watch for in 2016 to see where else you may encounter a...

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