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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Take time for digital spring cleaning

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Posted: May 24, 2019

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

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

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: Apr 29, 2019

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: Jan 30, 2019

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: Jan 23, 2019

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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By the Numbers: a Collection of ITS Statistics - 3.0

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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Category: Management Briefings , General Interest


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Recycle your old personal electronics in a UNBF e-waste bin

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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Category: General Interest , News , Tips and Tricks


Do you have old or broken electronic devices at home that you’re not sure what to do with? UNB has three e-waste recycling bins on the Fredericton campus to make it easy for you to dispose of small, unwanted personal electronic items, from batteries and inkjet cartridges to cell phones and digital cameras. Help make UNBF and our community a little greener by bringing your e-waste to one...

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ITS Management Briefing - UNB cybersecurity progress report

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Posted: Oct 26, 2018

Category: General Interest , IT Security , Management Briefings


A year ago, the President’s Executive Team (PET) approved UNB’s Cybersecurity Program, a document describing a new standards-based approach to managing cybersecurity and a set of initiatives designed to vastly improve the university community’s awareness of cybersecurity threats and ability to deal with them. This report outlines the current status of those...

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ITS Management Briefing - ECN economic impact update 2018

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Posted: Aug 7, 2018

Category: Management Briefings , General Interest


The NB/PEI Educational Computer Network (ECN) reduced IT costs for members—and thus funders including the provinces—an annual average of $1.3M over the past five years—a 100% return on investment. In the last two years, the yearly savings have been even more‐‐$1.5M. Through economies of scale, and with expertise contributed by all, NB/PEI ECN members pay less for...

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