On Thursday, Jan. 7 OIT will be enabling the new Box user interface for all UA students, faculty and staff. The new interface features a sleek design and provides users with the ability to better organize content. Learn more on the Box website.
The Division of Student Life, Office of Information Technology and University Libraries are partnering to provide students with necessary technology tools. Hotspots, web cameras and laptops are available for lease to students in need. Students may submit a Technology Need Application on the Student Care and Well-Being website.
Tuesday, Dec. 1, more than 600 UA students received a phishing email that featured the subject title “FIXED TERM (PART-TIME JOB)”.
This email is a scam, attempting to trick students into providing information for a fake job opportunity. A screenshot of the phishing message is below. If you received this message, please delete it. Take a moment to review the red flags of phishing to learn how to spot common phishing emails like these.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact OIT Security at 205-348-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Nov. 30, OIT will implement Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection Safe Links for OIT-supported faculty and staff mailboxes across campus. Safe Links is a tool that can help users better detect malicious links and phishing emails. Safe Links scans incoming emails for malicious hyperlinks, and lets users know the real URL of a link. Learn more about Safe Links, and see examples of Safe Links on the OIT website.
OIT has tested Safe Links for several months with all OIT employees and customers from different divisions and departments across campus.
Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7am OIT will decommission the legacy UAVPN environment.
All UAVPN users will automatically be moved to the new UAVPN2 environment. OIT implemented UAVPN2 to meet the need and demand for additional virtual private network connections in March 2020 when the University transitioned to remote work and online learning.
On Aug. 11 any users who connect to UAVPN will receive an automatic download of the latest Cisco AnyConnect client. Once the client is installed, they will be connected to the new UAVPN2 environment. No further action is required