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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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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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7/12/2019 – Ensure a wireless and wired connection 

Between July 12 and July 19, faculty, staff, and students may see a pop-up regarding trusting the certificate when connecting to the wireless and/or wired network. There is no security risk when this pop-up appears and you should accept the certificate to continue. If you do not accept the certificate, you will not be able… Read More »

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Apple macOS Mojave Release – Do Not Download

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Apple is set to release the macOS Mojave upgrade. Information Systems strongly suggests that you do not upgrade your Wake Forest allocated computer to macOS Mojave at this time. Information Systems staff will be testing this new operating system to determine if it meets our compatibility and performance requirements. We… Read More »

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Ensure a wireless and wired connection

The Wake Forest wired and wireless certificates are being renewed on August 14 and your attention is required.

What are certificates:

These certificates provide secure network access by identifying and encrypting your login credentials. In essence, they are digital passports, used to confirm that your device is connecting to an actual campus network and not an impostor.

What you need to do:

  • Faculty, staff and students with Wake Forest University issued devices and/or those with personal devices may see a pop-up regarding trusting the certificate when connecting to the wireless and/or wired network. There is no security risk when this pop-up appears and you should accept the certificate to continue. The pop-up you see will be dependent on the operating system you are using. View the possible pop-ups here.
  • If you do not accept the certificate, you will not be able to connect to the campus network. You will need to visit the IS Service Desk, located in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, for further assistance.
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University recommends Twitter users change their password

Via Business Insider: Twitter is advising all its 330 million users to change their password after a glitch left them exposed in the company’s internal systems. Twitter discovered the glitch and did not find any “breach or misuse by anyone,” the company said in a blog post. The bug left passwords in an internal log “unmasked,”… Read More »

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4/5/2018 – Data Breach for MyFitnessPal accounts

You may have seen information in the news about a data breach affecting Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal accounts. Under Armour released this statement to account owners. As a reminder, it’s best practice to change your account passwords often and refrain from using the same or similar logins and passwords for multiple services. If you have questions… Read More »

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Snow Day Extension – Google 2-Step Deadline is TODAY

Students, TODAY is the deadline to set up 2-Step Verification on your WFU Google Account. Set up 2–Step Verification TODAY or get LOCKED OUT of your WFU Gmail Account, Google Drive, WIN, Sakai, and more!  

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The IRS will NOT request personal information by email – EVER

You are the first line of defense for protecting your personal information from phishing email attacks. It is tax season and it is important to remember that the IRS, banks or other institutions will never ask for personal information via email. If you receive notification that you are a victim of identity theft, learn more… Read More »

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Google 2-Step Verification Deadline for Faculty & Staff

After careful consideration and substantial discussion with campus technology advisory committees, the university has required all faculty and staff enable Google 2-Step Verification to their university account by December 4, 2017. Monday night was the deadline for faculty and staff to enable Google 2-Step Verification. Locked out of your account? Please contact the IS Service Desk… Read More »