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    Global Malware Outbreak: Use Caution Opening Links/Attachments

    Ransomeware There has been a global outbreak of Ransomware, a type of malicious software that takes over a computer preventing access to any files until a sum of money is paid. Ransomware often infects a computer when the user opens an attachment or clicks on a link that leads to a fake website. The best defenses are to keep software up to date and practice these good cyber security behaviors: 
    • Be cautious when opening links or attachments in emails
    • Delete unexpected emails along with email from unknown senders
    • Restart University computers regularly to apply software patches
    • Ensure that personally owned computers are running the latest security patches and antivirus definitions

    Remote Desktop Connection Changes

    Remote Desktop Due to recent firewall upgrades, UNF faculty and staff who use Remote Desktop Connection to directly access work computers from outside the University network need to first connect to the Virtual Private Network using AnyConnect. Those who connect to RDS.unf.edu are unaffected. Any network traffic initiated from off campus to an on-campus workstation not using VPN no longer works by default. The new firewalls are high-performance security appliances that add many new features and capabilities to increase security to the campus community and provide greater flexibility to meet business/educational needs. Check to see if the recent firewall upgrades affected your Remote Desktop Connection.   

    Blackboard is Retiring May 31

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    UNF is transitioning the University's Learning Management System from Blackboard to Canvas. Faculty and staff should visit the CIRT Canvas support page to learn more about the transition. Students can find information on the Canvas implementation here. Blackboard will be decommissioned on May 31, 2017 and Canvas will become the sole learning management system for the 2017 summer term. 

     

    Student Technology Toolkit

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    Students have one place to find everything they need to know about using UNF's technology resources; it is the online Student Technology Toolkit.   

    ITS Requests are Easy!

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    Students, faculty and staff can submit an Information Technology Services request within myWings or at http://help.unf.edu. The TeamDynamix tool, gives users status-tracking ability for easier monitoring of progress and resolution of requests. Visit the website to learn how to submit an online ITS request using the interface. In addition to online submissions, the ITS Help Desk may be contacted by phone, e-mail or in-person visit to request assistance.