Phishing scam disguised as a “server warning”

Friday, March 10th, 2017 - 11:41 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

There are reports that some students and personnel have already received this mail in their mailboxes. It is a typical phishing scam but uses a different tactic to trick the recipient into divulging personal details like passwords and should not be responded to in any way. That mail was sent by a “throwaway” mail account. […]

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Office365 phishing e-mail

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 2:43 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Please take note of a phishing e-mail circulating on campus which looks like an Office365 e-mail notification. Unfortunately, a few students have been caught out by this trap.  We will not send you an e-mail resembling the one below. If in doubt, rather contact us to confirm whether it’s a legitimate request.   From: SU […]

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Free Windows 10 installations

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - 8:50 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

In September we installed Windows 10 on desktop PCs with the right requirements.  All new asset item PCs purchased through IT will by default be installed with Windows 10, but from 6 March to 3 April 2017 we will also install free Windows 10 software on laptops meeting the requirements.  The list to the right includes laptops […]

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Reactivate your network access before 1 April

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - 8:30 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

  Network access for staff will expire at the end of March, unless you reactivate your username. We suggest that you reactivate yours as soon as possible to ensure continuous access to internet and e-mail. Keep in mind that your line manager still has to approve your request before you are officially registered and able to […]

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Alternative facts, fake news or lies?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - 8:00 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

If there’s one thing the US election taught us, it’s that “alternative facts” exist and any news which puts Trump in a negative light is, apparently, “fake news”. Fake news does exist, but it’s not what Trump wants it to be. “Fake news, or hoax news, refers to false information or propaganda published under the […]

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