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3 Useful iPhone Functions to Make Note of

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Posted: July 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


For some iPhone users, mastering all of your mobile device’s neat features is no problem; however, we’re guessing there are others who are missing out. Here are just 3 simple iPhone functions worth making use of: Respond to messages without unlocking your phone or leaving your current screen. When you first receive a text, it pops up at the top of your screen and can be opened by swiping down...

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Introducing E-Waste Bins at UNB

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Posted: July 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Do you have useless electronic devices (such as broken cell phones, old batteries, or empty printer cartidges) that you’re not sure what to do with? Thanks to Facilities Management’s Sustainability Program, along with advice and help from the UNB E-Waste task force, UNB now has three E-Waste recycling bins on the Fredericton campus to make it easy for you to dispose of unwanted personal...

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Tired of losing USB sticks Save your files to your personal UNB H drive

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Posted: July 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Ever wonder about the best way to access your files from all different computers—at school, work, home, or wherever you need them? Saving files to your personal UNB H: drive allows you to access and share all of your files securely from any computer or location so you don’t have to worry about losing them, forgetting them, or having someone else access them. There are two easy ways to access...

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3 simple tricks that can help boost your Wi-Fi signal strength

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Posted: July 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


It’s safe to say we’ve all had some experience with a poor Wi-Fi connection, but if you find yourself consistently complaining about your wireless network, you may want to do some investigating—it could be an easy fix! Here are 3 simple tricks that could help to get your Wi-Fi working the way you want it to: Try relocating your router (wireless box). Router placement is very important – you...

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Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the new Pokémon Go craze

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Posted: July 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest


Having been recently launched, the new Pokémon Go app for Android and IOS has already reached peak levels of popularity and (of course) cybercriminals have found a way to manipulate everyone’s excitement. What you should be on the look-out for: Cybercriminals have made a malicious version of the app for Android and are likely to continue to do so in the future. Phishing emails have also been...

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Tips for Remembering a Secure Password

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Posted: July 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


It can be challenging to come up with a password that is complex enough to meet the approval of security standards, without being so complex that you’re constantly forgetting it. Fortunately, there are some tips that can help you remember your password without having to compromise on its safety and reliability: *Note: It’s usually recommended that you avoid basing your password on personal...

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But first let me take a selfie

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Posted: July 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Before you get to campus this September, take a selfie and use UCard Photo Upload to get your UCard pre-printed. All you have to do is show us your driver’s license, passport or other government issued photo ID and walk away with your UCard without having to wait in the long lineup. It’s easy and so much faster. What should your picture look like? Think of a passport photo but with a...

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Know How to Manage Your Online Reputation

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Posted: July 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


These days, the internet houses information on just about everything, including our own personal lives. It’s important to have control over what personal information you have displayed online for the world to see —your next employment opportunity or the start of a great friendship could depend on it! Here are some tips to help you maintain the reputation you want in an online world that makes...

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Phishing Scam Targeting BMO Bankers

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Posted: July 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


What you need to know about the BMO phishing scam: An email is supposedly being sent on behalf of the Bank of Montreal, asking for you to “please re-verify your BMO account” The email claims that, due to the current Canada Post strike, BMO has chosen to review their security protocols It informs that your debit card has supposedly “been locked for this reason” and provides a link for you to...

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The Latest Phishing Email Reported at UNB

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Posted: July 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest


What you need to know: The email is warning you that your WhatsApp subscription is expiring It advises that it is imperative for you to renew your subscription A link is provided “to perform a check of your information now, otherwise your account will be deleted” What to do if you have received the email: DO NOT reply or click on the link Inform the ITS Help Desk of the phishing...

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Management briefing Information Security Policy Update

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

Category: Management Briefings


Background Ever since UNB was established, most of its information has been stored on paper and the primary technology used to secure it was the lock. Roles and responsibilities for securing information were relatively easy to define. A lot has changed. Now, most information is created, stored and maintained electronically, and there is a lot of it. People expect to access information any time...

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5 Odd Questions with Isabel Torres

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Posted: July 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


It’s that time again—with the new month comes a new edition of 5 Odd Questions! This month we’re featuring ITS’ own Isabel Torres. We asked Isabel about her role at ITS: As a Senior Project Manager I work closely with various teams and groups of people to deliver projects that address our clients’ needs and contribute to the University strategy. Now for Isabel’s 5 Odd Questions: 1. If you could...

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Heads Up TD Bankers Clever Cybercriminals Strike Again

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Posted: July 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


Similar to the RBC phishing scam recently reported at UNB, we have now been made aware of the latest phishing email—this time targeting TD bankers. What you’re looking for: Cybercriminals are sending the email (supposedly) on behalf of TD Canada Trust They are offering a $245 credit to your TD EasyWeb account when you switch to online monthly statements by a certain date Links are provided...

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Information Security Policy Consultation

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Posted: July 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


ITS wishes to invite all UNB faculty, staff and students to participate in the consultation process being held to seek feedback on UNB’s draft Information Security Policy. The Information Security Policy provides the framework of roles and responsibilities for protecting information at UNB, including guiding principles for implementation which reflect UNB’s mission and culture of...

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