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  • 02/14 W2 Phishing Scam Alert February 14, 2017
    Be aware of a recent email phishing scam coming from an @uconn.edu email address with the subject line “ONLINE ACCESS TO CORRECTED W-2 WAGE AND TAX STATEMENT(S) (PLEASE VIEW)”. The email includes a link. Please DO NOT click on the link and DO NOT provide your information. Simply disregard this message and delete it. UITS has […]
  • 01/27 Phishing Scam Alert January 26, 2017
    Be aware of a recent email phishing scam which appears to be coming from President Herbst. The Subject line is: Exclusive Important Announcement from President Susan Herbst.   This email contains an attachment.  Please DO NOT open the attachment or click on any links and DO NOT provide your information.  If you do, your email account […]
  • 01/16 New Phishing Scam January 16, 2017
    Be aware of a recent email phishing scam with the subject line “New Message For You“.  The email includes a link.  Please DO NOT click on these links and DO NOT provide your information.  If you do, your email account and possibly other accounts will be compromised and you will need to take action.  Simply disregard these […]
  • 12/20 New Phishing Scam December 20, 2016
    Be aware of a recent email phishing scam coming from an @uconn.edu email address with the subject line “Mailing News“.  The email includes a link.  Please DO NOT click on these links and DO NOT provide your information.  If you do, your email account and possibly other accounts will be compromised and you will need to take […]
  • Phishing Scam Alert December 14, 2016
    Be aware of a recent email phishing scam coming from “University of Connecticut” with the subject line “Important Notice“.   The email includes a link ‘Click Here’ or ‘Certify Here’.   The link opens a form requesting your personal information.  Please DO NOT click on these links and DO NOT provide your information.  If you do, your […]
  • IT Systems Status and Alerts September 30, 2016
    Our frontline source for reporting up-to-date information about central systems is the IT Systems Status site. In addition to an emphasis on the status of central systems (e.g., Aurora, email, HuskyCT, Student Admin, and wireless), the site provides helpful links to other resources such as a calendar of planned changes and the UITS Help Center.  The […]
  • Firewall changes, 9/13 August 26, 2016
    UITS will implement firewall changes on September 13th that will impact the university wireless network.  The industry best practice of network segmentation is an implementation choice that collects like activities onto independent networks with distinct security policies and operating practices.  To improve the network security posture at the institution, UITS has been developing a Server […]
  • Password recovery options June 20, 2016
    NetID password recovery options are secret questions/answers or alternate contact information associated with an account and are used by individuals to reset forgotten passwords using the self-service feature on netid.uconn.edu.Password recovery is a common support request of the Help Center, and the more efficient self-service feature would benefit many.  Since 2013, anyone joining the University […]
  • NetID Password Recovery Settings June 8, 2016
    On June 9, 2016, the Information Security Office launched a public service announcement recommending that individuals set password recovery options for their NetID accounts. Password recovery options help in a number of ways to protect the identities of UConn community members. First and foremost, they enable individuals to easily reset a forgotten password at netid.uconn.edu […]
  • New email security features May 17, 2016
    Messages sent within the institutional Office 365 system are encrypted by default, but this does not apply when they are sent to external systems, such as Google Apps for students. Also, the existing system does not allow the sender to apply receiver based controls or restrictions. Based on feedback from our community, UITS has enabled […]