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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Tips to help you travel cyber-safely

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Posted: June 7, 2019 10:10:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Travelling outside of Canada this summer for work or vacation? Here are some best practices for keeping your devices and information safe and secure during your travels: Remember, border agents have the right to access all your devices, including phones, tablets, laptops and even USB keys. Avoid travelling with sensitive information on your devices. If you must travel with sensitive data, save...

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Management Briefing - EDUCAUSE Top Ten IT Issues 2019

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Posted: June 3, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Management Briefings


Background EDUCAUSE is an international organization devoted to research and support of technology in higher education. For many years an expert panel of CIOs, researchers, and industry leaders has been convened annually by EDUCAUSE to examine technology issues, and to come up with a list of ten that have emerged as important to a very broad range of higher-ed users and practitioners. ITS...

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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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Three new cybersecurity tools/features coming May 1

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

Category: General Interest, IT Security, IT Announcements, News


Three new cybersecurity tools/features are coming this May to help keep your UNB account safe and secure: 1 – Account login history app UNB’s login history app shows you all the recent logins to your UNB account so you can keep an eye out for suspicious logins or activity. To access the app: Faculty/staff: Go to your myUNB Portal > eServices > IT Services > Account Options >...

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Beware of gift card email scams

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Posted: January 30, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, IT Security


An email scam has recently been targeting UNB, appearing to come from a trustworthy UNB source such as a fellow faculty or staff member asking you to “do them a favour” and purchase gift cards on the university’s behalf. The email claims you’ll be reimbursed by UNB for the purchase. Don’t get caught up in a gift card scam. If you receive an email like this: Ask...

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New Collection #1 Data Breach - is your information at risk?

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Posted: January 23, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security, Tips and Tricks, General Interest, IT Security Alerts, Design Desk


Earlier this month, a large collection of credential stuffing lists (combinations of email addresses and passwords used to hijack accounts on other services) was discovered being distributed on a popular hacking forum. The data contained almost 2.7 billion records including 773 million unique email addresses alongside passwords those addresses had used on other breached services. This aggregate...

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