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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Keep track of all your passwords with a password manager

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Posted: May 29, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Tips and Tricks


Having a hard time remembering all your passwords? All passwords should be unique and complex, but keeping track of dozens of them can be challenging to say the least. That’s where a password manager can help. A password manager is an application that safely stores and creates complex, unique passwords for your convenience. There are many available, but UNB recommends Dashlane and...

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Take time for digital spring cleaning

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Posted: May 24, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, IT Security


In the span of a year we can accumulate a lot of digital “clutter”, from apps we don’t use anymore, to unorganized files we plan on sorting through later, to email trash bins overflowing with junk mail. A bit of digital spring cleaning can go a long way in helping you not only feel more organized, but also keep your personal information and accounts secure. This spring, give...

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Watch out for fake CRA tax refund emails

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Posted: May 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Tips and Tricks


This time of year, cyber criminals often send emails claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) letting you know your tax refund is available and to click a link to claim your refund. Don’t fall for a tax refund scam - if you receive an email like this, do not click any links or open any attachments. Instead, log in to your CRA account directly from the CRA website and...

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A quick and easy way to check if your online accounts are at risk

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Posted: May 8, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, Tips and Tricks


We use our email addresses to sign up for countless online services, from loyalty reward programs for our favourite shopping sites, to social media accounts, to subscriptions to eNewsletters and more. Unfortunately, these sites are also popular targets for cyber criminals trying to steal user information. So how can you know if your email address or other personal information is at risk? Visit...

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