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Archive for January, 2008

Malicious email “Verify Your Une Account Now”

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Important Warning – be on the look out for a malicious email circulating at UNE

An email has been sent to a number of staff across campus asking users to verify their UNE account.  This email is malicious and is NOT from ITD at UNE – it is an attempt by somebody outside UNE to obtain usernames and passwords.   Please DO NOT reply to the email disclosing your details, ignore and delete the message. If you have responded to the message already, please change your password immediately by logging in to http://my.une.edu.au and selecting the “Accounts” tab.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk on x5000.

Social networks a target

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

students-with-laptop.jpgInstant messaging and social networking sites are being targetted by cyber crooks wanting to spread viruses, malware and spyware.

The increased popularity of instant messaging sites has seen attacks double between 2003 and 2006. There are now an estimated five attacks a day.

For more information visit    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/68106,cybercrooks-target-chat-platforms.aspx

Google Bookmarks

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

goslogo.pngContinuing our journey through all things Google we take a look at Google bookmarks.

Bookmarks are an important way of keeping track of favourite websites. But usually your bookmarks are stored on one computer so when you happen to be somewhere else – at uni for instance – you can’t access your bookmarks.

Google Bookmarks, like Yahoo bookmarks and others stores your bookmarks online so that you can access them no matter where you happen to be. You can also add labels or notes and  Google Bookmarks are searchable.

You can find more info on Google bookmarks at http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/03/google-bookmarks-faq.html 

To access Google bookmarks go to www.google.com/bookmarks. Like other Google products it is free but requires you to sign up for a Google account.

Keep up to date with new blog

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

UNE Service announcements is now a blog making it easy to access HR, FMS and ITD announcements

A new one stop shop for service announcements has just been created. The UNE Service announcements blog can be found at …

http://blog.une.edu.au/serviceannounce 

The blog will carry regular updates from HR, FMS and ITD. You can also organise to get updates regularly by setting up an RSS feed of the site. Simply add http://blog.une.edu.au/serviceannounce/feed/ to your list of RSS feeds.

And a happy new year

Friday, January 11th, 2008

new-year-imageweb.jpgMake it a productive new year by getting more out of IT  – here’s how

ITD would like to wish the UNE community a happy and productive new year. It will be a busy new year for ITD with the continuation of the UNE data network upgrade, the introduction of a new learning management system including a web presence for all units and the electronic submission and screening of assignments.

This is also the year to get organised and get more out of IT. This year the ITD news blog will include a series of features to help you get more out of IT. This will start with a get more out of Google series. From Google calendar to Google reader to Google alerts there are loads of new products that can help make your study or research more efficient.

Why not start by exploring Google reader to automatically get updates to this blog and other frequently updated web content. Google reader will allow you to subscribe to your favourite sites and automatically get new content delivered to you.

To check out Google reader go to www.google.com.au and look for the navigation bar along the top right. You’ll have to go to more and scroll down to find Google reader. If you don’t already have a Google account you’ll have to create one (this is free).

Once you’ve found Google reader it’s easy to search for content or add a subscription. To get this blog automatically for example just click on add subscription and insert the address blog.une.edu.au/itd-news

Because Google products are web based you will be able to see your updates wherever you are which is particularly convenient if you use a number of different computers.

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