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,” meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random set of letters and numbers, the password itself was displayed in plain text.

Even though the company says it has no reason to believe anyone obtained any sensitive information, it is telling users to change their password “out of an abundance of caution.”

4/25/2018 – New security features and an updated look to Google Mail

As part of our continuing efforts to make improvements in Wake Forest University’s data security, Information Systems has enabled Google’s new anti-phishing features in your WFU Google Mail.

Google also announced the rollout of a new look and feel for Google Mail users. Read more here.

In the coming days you will be able to opt-in to using the redesigned look and feel.

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 concerning this message, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

Workday Training Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Workday at WakeWake Forest will launch Workday as the University’s financial and Human Resources system on July 2Instructor-led offerings begin May 14, with several opportunities to attend each course. Additionally, on-demand material will be available May 7.

Visit the Workday section of the PDC website to register for training opportunities.

Check out the Learning section of the Workday website for additional information, including a chart outlining courses to consider, based on ways you will interact with the system.

Welcome Class of 2022!

Important information regarding 2018 purchasing!

  • New laptop options will be available for purchase June 1, 2018.
  • Apple and Dell are known to announce new products and promotions mid-summer. Although purchasing is available June 1, 2018, we encourage you to wait until July to order your laptop if taking advantage of these promotions is important to you.

Thanks for joining us for TechXploration 2018

Thanks to all of you that attended TechXploration! We hope you found the event to be a great time for idea sharing and engagement among colleagues. Congratulations to Katherine Hunzinger, the lucky winner of the GoPro6.

Please forward any feedback or ideas for future TechXplorations to techxploration@wfu.edu. Hope you can all join us again next year!

TechXploration 2018

Please join us today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., in Benson 401, to learn how your colleagues are using technology across campus. Presentations will be in poster session format, so join us for any portion of the event.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to come by TechXploration to view and experience the look and feel of the different computing options for 2018!

Register to win a GoPro Hero6. Refreshments provided.

Additionally, join us at 2 p.m. in 410 Benson as we welcome guests from the Learning Technology Consortium, a national collaborative with common interests and challenges in learning and teaching with technology. There will be a panel and open discussion on “Learning Space Design: From Process to Pedagogy”. Leading experts from across the country will be looking at how their institutions are assessing room selection, learning outcomes, and everything in between.

Snow Day Extension – Google 2-Step Deadline is TODAY

Final Deadline today

Students, TODAY is the deadline to set up 2-Step Verification on your WFU Google Account.

Set up 2Step Verification TODAY or get LOCKED OUT of your WFU Gmail Account, Google Drive, WIN, Sakai, and more!

 

3/08/18 – Campus telephone maintenance between 8PM and 11PM

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Information Systems will perform emergency maintenance on the campus telephone system.

What you need to know:

  • For approximately 15 minutes, starting at 8:00 p.m.:

    • All University telephone services will be unavailable.

    • No voicemail may be left or retrieved for campus phone extensions.

    • Voicemail will NOT queue for later delivery.

    • No existing voicemail messages will be lost.

  • After the 15 minute outage, there may be brief interruptions in telephone and voicemail services while maintenance continues until 11:00 p.m.

  • To contact the University Police Department during this maintenance timeframe, call 336-759-0443 from a cell phone or off-campus phone.

If you have questions concerning any of this information, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or by calling 336-758-4357 (HELP).

 

Workday Go-Live – July 2, 2018!

Check out “The Journey to Workday,” featuring The Deacon!