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  • 5-15-17 Protect your computer from ransomware May 15, 2017
    The recent cyberattack involving ransomware has been infecting computers and critical systems worldwide since Friday. The main ransomware programs, WannaCrypt and WannaCry, and their variants are infecting computers by exploiting a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system.  The malicious software then encrypts the contents of a computer and holds the information hostage until a […]
  • 5-12-17 Global Ransomware Attack May 13, 2017
    Two global ransomware attacks called “WannaCry” and its variant “WanaCrypt0r” are being reported, and attacks have occurred in the United States and internationally. The ransomware exploits the Microsoft Vulnerability MS17-10: Security Update for Microsoft Windows SMB Server. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds the information hostage in […]
  • 2-14-17 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 […]
  • 1-27-17 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 […]
  • 1-16-17 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 […]
  • 12-20-16 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 […]
  • 12-14-16 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 […]
  • 9-30-16 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 […]
  • 8-26-16 Firewall changes 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 […]
  • 6-20-16 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 […]