Category Archives: General News

Don’t Get Speared by Phish

Spam is unwanted, unsolicited email, like an advertisement – you maybe didn’t ask for it and probably don’t want it. Phishing e-mails are also unwanted and unsolicited. However, phishing is the act of attempting to capture your personal information such as usernames and passwords, online banking information, or credit card [...]

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Heartbleed Bug (OpenSSL vulnerability) Information and Tips

The Heartbleed Bug is a security vulnerability in certain versions of the popular open-source security software OpenSSL. This may have allowed wide-spread compromises or leaks of information that was believed to have been securely encrypted. (e.g., usernames and passwords to certain websites, certificate keys, etc.). Information Technology Services has been [...]

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Need a ride?

The Rideshare forum in Sakai is a resource students can use to find or offer rides to airports and various locations. To access this forum, log in to sakai.wlu.edu and select Rideshare under “Message Center Notifications” in your “My Workspace” tab.

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Responses to Phish Threaten W&L Security

Thirty-seven W&L network accounts have been compromised since the beginning of 2014, mostly as a result of staff and faculty members who have responded to fraudulent e-mail. These compromised accounts have required hundreds of hours of University time for damage control and have placed personal and University finances and other [...]

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Verizon Wireless Discount, W&L Employees

W&L employees can receive a discount of up to 18 percent off the monthly access fee on qualifying voice plans from Verizon Wireless. Use this link:
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/employee/emaildomainauthentication.jsp
to sign up for this discount. If you are already a Verizon Wireless customer, you can use the “renew” option to increase your discount from [...]

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Help in Making Academic Posters

Clinics will be held from 5-7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, March 25) and Thursday, March 27 on the main floor of Leyburn Library to provide students with assistance in designing and creating posters for classes and presentations. Free snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Elizabeth Teaff at teaffe@wlu.edu.

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Tips on Identifying Phish

See below for an example of a “Spear Phish” received at W&L, and tips for identifying phish, which are e-mails that seem legitimate but are attempts to steal passwords and other confidential information.
Spear Phish Sample
 

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New Wireless Device?

ITS recommend that students, faculty and staff configure wireless devices for use on campus by using the tool at http://wireless.wlu.edu
Follow the steps as directed, repeating with each new wireless device you’d like to use on W&L’s wireless network. Completing this process will allow you to remain attached to the network without having [...]

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New Phone System in 2014

When will this happen?

Pilot testing is under way by ITS.
Equipment will be rolled out, by department, over the course of the next several months.
ITS will communicate in advance with each department regarding a detailed schedule.

What capabilities are provided by the new phones?
Here is a partial list of capabilities:

Speakerphone
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Faculty Workshop – Textual Analysis

This hands-on workshop 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 23) in Leyburn M47 will introduce Voyant Tools, a free web-based interface for textual analysis. It offers the ability to explore virtually any kind of text through statistical and visual means with the potential to give you and your students a [...]

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