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Apple Back-to-School Promotion Announced – Buy a WakeWare Apple, Get AirPods!

Apple has announced their 2020 back-to-school promotion!¬†Anyone purchasing a WakeWare Apple on or after Monday, June 15 through September 29, 2020, will receive a pair of second-generation AirPods! *Update! No longer are customers asked to add AirPods to their cart upon checkout. Your AirPods will be added to your order.¬† Upgrade to a Wireless Charging… Read More »

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New Zoom and Webex Updates – Action Required for scheduled Zoom meetings

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Information Systems will be pushing a number of updates to Zoom and Webex to better align with best practices, including requiring meeting passwords, eliminating toll-free numbers, and limiting ways to sign in to Zoom.  Requiring Meeting Passwords. Beginning Thursday, passwords will be required for all Webex and Zoom meetings. Webex… Read More »

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Congratulations, Graduates!

We want you to stay connected with friends and the University so you will have access to your student WFU Google Account and email address until after your in-person Commencement. Be sure to continue checking your Wake Forest email frequently as this will be your primary email for university updates, including details about Commencement. To… Read More »

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Beware of Phishing Emails Requesting Tutors for Online Private Sessions

Members of our campus community have recently reported receiving phishing emails requesting a student or tutor available for private online tutoring sessions. Below is an example of an email received yesterday. Please note the incorrect grammar, which is a good indication of a phishing email.    Do not become a phishing victim:  Never provide your… Read More »

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New Zoom In-meeting Security Options

  Zoom has released updates to improve the privacy and security of its video conferencing platform, including a new security button visible to hosts. The new security toolbar features options to lock your meeting, remove participants, disable the ability for screen sharing or chat, and change the way your waiting room functions. A highlight of… Read More »

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Beware of Scams around Stimulus Payments

Since the federal government announced the Stimulus Package, criminal efforts aimed at obtaining personal and financial information are rising.   What you need to know: Scammers are calling, texting, emailing, and using websites to try and obtain personal and financial information. Do not provide banking or personal information to anyone claiming it is needed to receive… Read More »

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Technology best practices while sheltering in place

Remote teaching, learning, and working presents an opportunity for each of us to create a home workspace that is comfortable, safe, and secure for ourselves, as well as our technology and our data. Here are some best practices to follow while we are sheltered in place.

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Be aware of recent COVID-19 phishing email scams

Although a number of emails are flagged for phishing by Google, some suspicious messages have the potential to circumvent filters. Currently, there is an abundance of malware and phishing attacks around the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Zoom – register for an account and download today

Zoom for desktop and mobile is a platform for video conferencing, recording meetings, chatting, screen sharing, and more. WFU Faculty and Staff may register for a licensed version of Zoom with no time limits. Follow the instructions on the Software@WFU site to activate your account and download the Zoom application and Chrome Extension. Visit the… Read More »