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Attention RBC Clients A Phishing Attempt Has Been Reported at UNB

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Posted: June 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest


Another convincing phishing email has been reported at UNB. What you need to know about the RBC phishing scam: An email is being sent (supposedly) on behalf of the Royal Bank of Canada It offers a credit of $375 to your RBC online account when you switch to online monthly statements by a certain date Links are provided to “make the switch today” What to do if you have received the scam...

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It s Official UCard Cash Is Now Accepted at Domino s

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Posted: June 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Domino’s Pizza on Dundonald Street in Fredericton is officially accepting UCard Cash, making it even easier for you to grab a slice or two during your lunch break, or a whole pie for your next group meeting. Grab your UCard and head on over to 138 Dundonald for your next purchase (guaranteed to be filled with deliciousness and maximum efficiency). New to Domino’s? Visit the Domino’s Pizza...

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Recent Netflix Phishing Scam

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Posted: June 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


A clever phishing email has been reported at UNB. What to look for: This email is claiming to be sent on behalf of Netflix It notifies that your account has been put on hold because “we were unable to collect your last payment” It instructs to please update your payment method and provides a link for you to log in to your account and update your information as prompted What to do: DO NOT...

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The Snipping Tool How to Take Concentrated Screenshots on Your Computer

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Posted: June 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Knowing how to take a screenshot on your computer can come in very handy. The Snipping Tool for Windows provides a quick and efficient way to capture a moment whenever you would like—for fun, convenience, or as a helpful reminder! To use the Snipping Tool: Note: Instructions are written for Windows 7 and may vary slightly for other versions. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Snipping...

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Beware Suspicious Construction Notice Reported at UNB

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

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest


Beware of a suspected phishing email reported at UNB: The email is being sent as a notice of “changes in the house’s construction” It informs of plans to change the construction of your house’s surrounding grounds The sender advises to review the information about the prospective changes carefully and to “fill up a form and send it to the address” if you disagree with any of the...

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Don t get Hooked by the Latest Phishing Scam

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

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


What you need to know about the latest phishing email reported at UNB: It is being sent (supposedly) on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency Claims to have sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer A link is provided with the description, “To deposit your money, click here” What to do if you have received a similar email: DO NOT click on the link (as tempting as it may be) DO NOT respond Report the...

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Facebook Functions You Didn t Know Existed

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

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


It seems impossible for there to be things we still don’t know about the social media site most of us visit daily; however, there are some neat under-the-radar features offered by Facebook! See below for a list of Facebook functions you likely didn’t know existed: If you’re suspicious someone may be snooping around your Facebook or logging into your account without your permission, you can go...

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Warning Recent Orlando Tragedy Exploited

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

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest


Cybercriminals have reportedly been using the tragic mass shooting in Orlando to their advantage. What you need to know about the scam: Cybercriminals are purposefully sending out phishing emails at a sensitive time, in an attempt to trick people into clicking on malicious links or opening dangerous attachments They are asking for your help with charitable donations to the victims and...

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Macro-Based Malware Is Your Computer Safe

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Posted: June 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security


Macros are used by Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.) as a way to improve productivity by automating routine tasks; however, this legitimate functionality can be manipulated by cyber criminals as a way to gain access to information on vulnerable computers. Because there has been a recent increase in malware that is spread via macros, it is important to ensure you are being...

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Make Grocery Shopping More Efficient with the flipp App

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Posted: June 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


For many people, a trip to the grocery store is an unavoidable—but not very enjoyable—part of life. Busy stores can be overwhelming and buying for a family (or even just yourself) can be expensive; however, flipp  is an app that creates a simple and convenient way for you to plan ahead, stay organized, and save money while grocery shopping! You can use the app to: create a grocery list right...

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Student Validation Stickers are here

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Posted: June 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Returning students: Starting tomorrow, you can stop by the UNB Card Office (SUB, rm 106) in Fredericton or the Security Office (Athletics Centre, rm 121) in Saint John with your UCard to get your new validation sticker for the 2016-2017 academic year. Haven’t paid your student fees yet? No problem! As long as you’re registered for the fall term, you can get your sticker. Why do you need a...

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Malware attack at the University of Calgary

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Posted: June 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security Alerts


The University of Calgary is in the process of recovering from a significant, widespread malicious software (malware) attack. The attack resulted in 100 computers being infected along with widespread IT service disruptions that lasted nearly a week. The cybersecurity team at Information Technology Services at UNB has been closely monitoring the situation since the incident began and, along with...

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Be on the Look-Out for Extortion Email Schemes

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Posted: June 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


The US Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert on extortion schemes that relate to recent high-profile data thefts. What it is: Cybercriminals will often use the news release of high-profile security breaches to their advantage; due to fear resulting from the recent reports, many people will fall victim to clicking on links or paying a ransom. Example: An email will be sent...

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Learn How to Clean Up Your UNB Email Storage

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Posted: June 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Many people are likely to feel panicked when a warning pops up about low storage space in their email; however, there are simple ways to free up space when necessary and even prevent a lack of storage from occurring in the first place! Learn how to keep your email storage cleaned up so you never have to worry about running out: Go through your Clutter, Junk Email, Deleted Items, and old Inbox...

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LinkedIn Security Issue from 2012 Recently Resurfaced

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Posted: June 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


LinkedIn’s 2012 security breach has recently come back to haunt us. Last month, LinkedIn officials became aware that the data stolen in the breach – including email addresses, hashed passwords, and member IDs – was being made available online. They have responded to the incident by invalidating all account passwords that have remained unchanged since the breach in 2012, and providing...

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Microsoft Phishing Email Watch Out UNB

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Posted: June 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


Recently reported at UNB, the latest phishing scam is coming via what appears to be a Microsoft email. The email is informing recipients—supposedly on behalf of Microsoft—of a new update that is important to “keep your email clean and safe”. The email gives instructions to click on a link in order to enable the necessary updates. It also warns that failure to complete the task will result in...

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5 Odd Questions with Dave Ince

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Posted: June 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


It’s time for more of tidBiTS’ 5 Odd Questions, and this month’s edition features Dave Ince! We asked Dave what his role is at ITS: I am the Manager of Service Operations Now for Dave’s 5 Odd Questions: 1. If you had to enter a talent show with all of your co-workers, what would your talent be?Probably juggling a soccer ball or telling a few jokes 2. Do you prefer coffee or tea? As one of...

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Keep up with Acronyms Commonly Used on Social Media

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Posted: June 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Today’s online interactions are all about convenience and efficiency, and acronyms are just one method used to avoid wasting time. For some people, this appears to come quite naturally; for others, however, fitting in with the complex world of social media terms is like learning another language! See below for a list of commonly used social media acronyms in translation: • AFAIK: As far as I...

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Phishing Email Reported at UNB Know How to Spot a Scam

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Posted: June 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


The latest phishing scam reported at UNB is coming in the form of a Last WARNING email. In this case, an email is being sent to supposedly warn people of their last chance to pay off outstanding debt. The email advises that the amount owed must be transferred in full by a certain date in order to avoid an additional fee, and to see more information by clicking on an enclosed payment notice. A...

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