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PHISH: Subject:

From: System Admin [mailto:<<EMAIL REMOVED>>]
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:44 AM
Subject:
 
Washington and Lee University Verification <<LINK REMOVED>> Now to Avoid Termination of Your  Email Account.

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Classrooms Benefit From Improved Displays, Other Upgrades

Information Technology Services Classroom Technologies completed significant upgrades of five classrooms and the Chavis Boardroom this summer, and also equipped several new spaces.
The following classrooms benefited from upgrades including wide-format screens and projectors, HDMI display inputs and Apple TV (wireless connectivity to project from Apple devices). Most of these spaces received laser projectors, which offer greater clarity and less energy usage and are quicker to turn on and off.
Smart Board and other upgraded technology in Reid 215

Early Fielding 200
Early Fielding 205
Reid 215; Smart Board device and Tegrity classroom capture (video recording) also added
Wilson 2018; dual projection also added
Wilson 2019; resident computer, document camera and audio system also added
Elrod Commons 206 (Chavis Boardroom): camera and noise-canceling microphones for web conferencing and Blu-ray DVD player also added

ITS equipped these new spaces with technology:

Connelly Center for Entrepreneurship/Hopkins House:

Room 102: dual projection, sound system, resident computer, HDMI input, Web conferencing
Room 201:  document camera, resident computer, web conferencing, Sharp digital annotation flat panel

Davis Hall 206 (conference room): laser projector, web conferencing, Solstice wireless projection, resident computer
Davis Hall 214 (conference room): flat panel display, HDMI and VGA inputs, Apple TV

The Village, the new third-year housing complex, also features technology-enabled spaces including wide-screen projection in Village Apartment Building S 101 (Community Room A) and indoor and outdoor audio for the Good Side Café and Fire Side Café.
 
 

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Phishing Threat is High During Fall

The start of the academic terms seems to bring an increase of spam and phishing attempts. Please be aware of emails claiming that you have reached your quota or that you need to re-validate your email, or that you have won a prize. Please do not reply or fill out the form. It is a phishing scam! Don’t share your password with anyone. Your password is your “key” to your identity!
Phishing is the act of attempting to capture your personal information such as usernames and passwords, online banking information, or credit card details. Phishing emails can also be the means to trick you into clicking a link which will download/install malware to your device. Please be aware that phishers often use scare tactics — claiming you have reached your quota, exceeded the limit, or your account will be deleted if you don’t act. ITS will never ask you for your password or to validate your password. We do periodically ask you to change your password at https://password.wlu.edu
Don’t ever respond to an email asking for your username and password! Carefully look at the URL (web address) of any web form asking for your W&L username and password to be sure the web form is on a W&L website or a legitimate business partner’s site. Don’t even click the link if you’re suspicious. More information can be found at: http://www.wlu.edu/its/how-to/safe-computing Please forward all spam or phishing emails to spam@wlu.edu to help train our spam filter, and then delete the email.

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PHISH: Subject: RE: Office of IT

From: Somasundar, Ponnandai [mailto:<<EMAIL REMOVED>>]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:56 AM
To: Somasundar, Ponnandai <<EMAIL REMOVED>>
Subject: RE: Office of IT
The Office of IT Infrastructure has upgraded storage access to increase the protection of data assets and system performance Click on: Faculty & Staff Email <<LINK REMOVED>> to upgrade storage
©2016 Helpdesk

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PHISH: Subject: RE: Your mailbox is almost full

From: Somasundar, Ponnandai
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:08 AM
Subject: RE: Your mailbox is almost full
Your mailbox is almost full.

4341MB

4800MB

Current size

Maximum

Please reduce your mailbox size. CLICK HERE <<LINK REMOVED>> to expands Mailbox to 20GB.

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PHISH: Subject: RE: Notification !

From: Goepel, Janet [mailto:<<EMAIL REMOVED>>]
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 8:54 AM
To: Goepel, Janet <J.Goepel at shu.ac.uk>
Subject: RE: Notification !
Clients Impacted: All User:
You have (3) New School Notifcation. Click to view!
View message
Best Regards
Gospel,Janet

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PHISH: Subject: RE: Maintenance/Upgrade Scheduled

From: Boehme, Angela (boehmeaa) <<EMAIL REMOVED>>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:48 AM
To: Boehme, Angela (boehmeaa)
Subject: RE: Maintenance/Upgrade Scheduled
IT Service Validation Maintenance/Upgrade Scheduled Today,  26th  August , 2016
Clients Impacted: All Mailbox User
Description: Email Account & Archive Verification.
This is IT Service Support Maintenance System that perform Email Account Verification and Maintenance. This is to improve our security and mail experience, all account users are to kindly upgrade his/her account today. Click VERIFY MY ACCOUNT<<LINK REMOVED>> to complete this process and avoid total termination.

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PHISH: Subject: Efficient & Effective Essay/Writing Assistance

From: stanley@<<mailto:EMAIL REMOVED>>
Date: August 18, 2016 at 9:27:51 AM CDT
To: one of our current students
Subject: Efficient & Effective Essay/Writing Assistance
Hello [First name]!
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Many of today’s students carry heavy class loads and work full-time. That, combined with the close scheduling of assignment due dates and the tedious requirements of each individual course, makes it virtually impossible to meet the necessary deadlines. We are here to provide our help and expertise when it comes to meeting those difficult deadlines. There are few things in life more frustrating than being a dedicated student who is forced to forfeit activities and events in order to meet unrealistic due dates for written assignments. We are here to help you resume the normal life that everyone deserves by removing some of your stress. Our work is polished, perfectly executed and delivered with the utmost discretion.
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Eduroam is W&L’s Wireless Serivce

Information Technology Services is pleased to announce a new wireless option on campus (“eduroam”) that provides convenient, secure network access not only on campus, but also when visiting participating academic institutions around the world.
Eduroam, a reciprocal service available in more than 70 countries in 17,000 locations, is available now for W&L students and employees: see http://wireless.wlu.edu.
After devices are configured for eduroam (logging in using your W&L email address and password), they will automatically connect to eduroam at W&L and any location worldwide where eduroam is in operation. Employees and students at other institutions where eduroam is in use may in turn use their institutional credentials to connect to eduroam while visiting W&L. For a full list of participating institutions, see https://www.eduroam.org/where/. (Select the country, then view members).
ITS will continue to operate the current secure wireless service, WLUsec, through the end of 2016 to allow time for a smooth transition to eduroam. WLUsec will be retired on Dec. 31, 2016 and no longer offered as an option for wireless connectivity.
Connecting to eduroam is a quick, one-time procedure; please update your devices when convenient. See http://wireless.wlu.edu for connection information, and contact the Information Desk (x4357 or help@wlu.edu) as needed for assistance.

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PHISH: Subject: Highly Confidential

This is from another Board of Trustee member. It had a PDF labeled “PDF Is Secured” attached. If you opened and submitted your credentials please contact the ITS Help Desk at X 4357.
From: “Joseph W. Luter” <<EMAIL REMOVED>>
Date: August 8, 2016 at 9:22:29 AM PDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Highly Confidential
FYI
Joseph W. Luter

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