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Phishing scam disguised as the university’s single-sign on page

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 - 9:30 am - IT Communications

Due to the vigilance of an observant personnel member from the US Business School, we have encountered a dangerous phishing scam being sent from a compromised UNISA account. The Subject is “Dear SUN E-mail User © Copyright 2018 Stellenbosch University” which should immediately raise eyebrows. The phishing email “warns” you about the pending expiration of […]

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Phishing Scam with subject: “IT Helpdesk! Treat Very Urgently!”

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 - 2:39 pm - IT Communications

There is a rather pesky phishing e-mail making its rounds at the moment that you need to watch out for. The Subject is “IT HelpDesk! Treat Very Urgently!” The subject alone with its exclamation marks and every word capitalised should show that it is a phishing mail. Below is an example of the mail: Please […]

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Protect what you share

Thursday, March 29th, 2018 - 12:04 pm - IT Communications

Last month it was revealed that a Trump data company, Cambridge Analytica, used the data of Facebook users during the American election. Security company SANS Security provided the information below to clarify the situation and provide solutions if you are concerned about your data being shared online. “The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether […]

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Free Microsoft online training

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 - 10:55 am - IT Communications

We would like to remind staff that free online training is available via the Microsoft portal. The following training options are available: OneDrive Excel Word OneNote PowerPoint Microsoft Teams SharePoint Access Yammer Planner Outlook Visio If you want to make use of this self-help training guides and videos, you can access it on the Office […]

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