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Phishing Alert | "URGENT ASSISTANT POSITION"

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Some students recently received an email claiming to be a job offer. The email gives some details about the position and asks the student to respond with some personal information if they are interested.

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Tags: Updates Maintenance

Access Database Modernization

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

During the month of May, we will migrate some Access databases to new servers. This change is part of an effort to modernize our databases and retire redundant systems.

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Phishing Alert | "myWheaton Portal Re-Validation"

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Some students and employees recently received an email claiming to be from the IT Help Desk. The email warns the recipient of a security breach and asks them to follow a link and enter their username and password to re-validate.

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Phishing Alert | "Complete Your Verification!"

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Some employees recently received an email claiming to be from Chase Bank. The email tells the recipient that their account was restricted because of outdated information, and asks them to follow a link and update their information.

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Tags: VOIP Phones Maintenance

Changes to Jabber

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

In order to use our resources more effectively, we will make some changes to the Jabber configuration on some College-owned computers over the summer months.

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Phishing Alert | "Mailbox Helpdesk"

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Employees recently received an email claiming to be from the Wheaton College IT Department. The email asks the recipient to follow a link and sign in.

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Phishing Alert | "#UNUSUAL #ACTIVITY"

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Some employees recently received an email claiming to be from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

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Tags: Maintenance Security

Removal of QuickTime from College-Owned Windows Computers

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Because of two recently-discovered security vulnerabilities and Apple's depreciation of QuickTime for Windows, we will uninstall QuickTime from College-owned Windows computers beginning Wednesday, April 27.

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Phishing Alert | "E-mail Verification Notice"

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Students and employees recently received an email claiming to be from a Wheaton College Web Administrator. The email says that the recipient must verify their email account in order to increase security.

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Tags: Network

Wi-Fi Calling in Campus Buildings

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

At this time, most major cell carriers provide Wi-Fi calling, a service for smartphones that enables you to make voice calls using wireless networks in areas with poor reception.

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Phishing Alert | "Part Time Payroll Rep. Needed"

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Students recently received an email claiming to be from Wheaton Portal. The email pretends to be a job listing for a part time job, and asks students to send their resume to another email address.

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Tags: Upgrades Updates

Emergency Messaging System: Alertus Installation

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

In April 2016, Alertus Desktop will be installed on College-owned computers. This is the first portion of a larger project to update Wheaton College's emergency messaging system.

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Print Provider Installation

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

On March 10, PaperCut will be installed on College-owned computers. This will allow College employees to use department printers.

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Phishing Alert | "Recruiting Department"

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

Students recently received an email claiming to be from the Wheaton College Recruiting Department. The email claims that a job offer is trending and tells the reader to follow a link to read more.

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Tags: Maintenance Network

Network Updates

Posted by Academic and Institutional Technology

On February 21 between 5:00 and 6:30 AM, we will perform maintenance on the campus network. During this maintenance, you may experience intermittent disruption of the wired and wireless networks, the phone system, and any wheaton.edu sites.

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