Sharing Google documents or another phishing attack?

What happened? The afternoon of May 3 saw a widespread phishing attack across the internet.  The phishing attack is an email that looks like a Google document sharing request as shown below. It is a convincing phish but note the

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Emergency Maintenance – Switch Restart 12/8/2016

In an effort to resolve the sporadic and unpredictable routing issues we will be restarting the the affected network switch. Maintenance Window: 12/8/2016 5:00am – 5:45am Estimated Downtime within Maint. Window: Internet Traffic: 5-10 minutes (ingress and egress from campus)

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Week 1

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and businesses to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. At Augsburg, Faculty and

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Scheduled Maintenance 4/26

As a part of utility relocation preparation for Hagfors Center construction, Information Technology is required to perform maintenance on one of our redundant fiber internet connections. Maintenance Window: 4/26/2016 9:00pm – 11:00pm Estimated Downtime within Maint. Window: Internet Traffic: 1-2

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HeartBleed bug and Augsburg

You may recently have heard about Heartbleed, one of the biggest internet security flaws known and that essentially is a security flaw that makes many site passwords vulnerable. While accounts at Augsburg have not been directly affected by HeartBleed, it

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Google: welcome to change

Where’s my apps menu? Last week your menu looked something like above and now it looks something like below.  The apps menu (Search, Images, Mail, Drive, Calendar etc.) has been replaced with a new apps icon. The apps icon is

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On the road to Google

  With the pilot long over the first wave (the early birds!) have moved to google apps for education (GAE) almost 2 weeks ago.  We now have over 100 faculty and staff in GAE as well as about 300 students.

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Google pilots take flight

The information technology department has started to convert over to google as part of our pilot phase of the Google project.  I’ve been using Gmail for my Augsburg mail now for two days (I’ve used for my personal email

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Phishing – when at first you succeed, try and try again

Let’s try again. The phishing attack from about 2 weeks ago is back and it brought friends.  The email is nearly the same too.  The last attack did trick some people so they might have thought they’d try it again. 

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Phishing – emails that try to get your password

What is phishing? We just had an aggressive phishing attack on the campus.  What is phishing you ask?  It doesn’t mean salmon or cod are trying to get into our classes.  Phishing is when someone is trying to trick you

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