Font Change to Save Ink

A student at the University of Wisconsin discovered that switching fonts from Arial to Century Gothic uses about 30 percent less ink. The cost of ink is on the rise, so this small change may be very beneficial in the long run.

Easter Break

Next week, we will be closed on Friday, April 2nd for the Easter Holiday. Our offices will reopen normal time on Monday.
Thank you and have a great Easter!

Twitter Phishing Scam

A recent Twitter Phishing Scam takes the form of a direct message from one of your followers. The message has the subject “This you????” and a link to an external site that prompts for your Twitter password. If you have gone to this site and entered your password, you should change it right away.

For more information on Phishing please see our blog entitled “Avoiding Phishing Attempts”

Facebook Link is Actually Virus

Over the past several days there have been many links and messages being sent through Facebook that are in fact a serious risk to your computer. If you get an email from a friend sent from Facebook, DO NOT open it. These messages and links will infect your computer with spyware. Once the link has infected your computer it also sends fake messages to all of your Facebook friends. These messages may appear as though a friend has sent you a link to watch a video or look at a picture comment.

This virus is particularly troublesome as it seeks to steal credit card and other personal information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@sju.edu or x2920.

Thank you for your cooperation.

SPAM Email: Thursday, February 25th

*SJU Notice*

Your email account has been reported for numerous spam
activities from a foreign ip recently. As a result, sju.edu
has received advice to suspend
your account. However, you might not be the one promoting
this Spam, as your email account might have been
compromised. To protect your account from sending spam
mails, you are to confirm your true ownership of this
account by providing your Username/NetID_______ and
PASSWORD______ as a reply to this message. On receipt of
the requested information, the
sju.edu email support shall block your account from Spam.

Failure to do this will violate the sju.edu email terms &
conditions.
This will render your account inactive.

NOTE: You will be send a password reset message in next
seven (7) working days after undergoing this process for
security reasons.

SJU Webmail Access © Saint Joseph’s University
© 2010 © Saint Joseph’s University. All Rights Reserved.

Changes to SJU Wireless Networks

On Monday, March 1, at 10am, we are transitioning to a new wireless network on campus. The new wireless will be called sjuwireless, as opposed to the older sjuwifi (which will be completely removed). The reason for this change is because sjuwireless will be more secure than the older network we were using. The sjuwireless network will be using WPA2 security which has replaced WPA. WPA2 is the most advanced security protocol to date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@sju.edu or by phone at 610-660-2920.

Avoiding Phishing Attempts

“Phishing” (pronounced fishing) is when criminals send e-mails that look like they’re from SJU or another institution. They then try to lure you to fake websites, where you’re asked to disclose confidential information, for example, passwords or login IDs.
Like spam and junk email, these phishing emails are unfortunately becoming more and more abundant at the University. A good way to know that an email is fake and not from SJU IT is to please remember that employees of SJU will NEVER ask you to provide your User ID and Password via email.
Helpful Tips to avoid phishing attempts
• If you do not recognize the sender of an email, do not open it.
• If you do accidentally open it, do not click to download attachments or files. Instead, delete the message immediately.
• Do not reply to email or pop-up messages that ask for private, personal, or financial information.
• Look closely at links in an email. While many legitimate e-mails include links to other Web sites, remember that these links can also be forged.
• Pay attention to the URL of a web site. Phishers can make links look like they go to a legitimate place, but they actually send you to a different site.
• Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as a firewall, and update them all regularly.

SPAM Email: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Dear Account User,

We have noticed an unauthorized attempt to change your Saint Josephs University Account password from a foreign IP. This was going to result to your inability to access your account due to the password change.

We are about to terminate your Saint Josephs University account for security reason.

If you know you are the authorized owner of this account, You are requested to forward your last login Informations (User Name) (Password) to

support117@mail2webmaster.com

The provision of the above information will prove that you are the owner of this account and we will protect your ID and password from unauthorized access.

Failure to do this will violate Saint Josephs University email terms & conditions.

From Wright State University Admin and Web Support Team.

+ 2010 Saint Josephs University

Once again, the Office of Information Technology would NEVER send out such a message and would NEVER ask for anyone’s password via e-mail, over the phone, or in person. It is your responsibility, as an SJU account holder, to protect your account and password, as stated in the “User Responsibilities” section of the “Guidelines for the Use of Computing & Network Resources”, as follows:

Be responsible for all use of your accounts and for protecting each account’s password. Users are not allowed to divulge computer account passwords. Passwords should consist of a mix of 7 or 8 alphanumeric characters, and should be changed frequently throughout each semester of use. Do not use easily identifiable personal information such as names, telephone numbers, birth dates, etc.

If you have already responded sending your information, you should IMMEDIATELY change your password from the Forgot Password link in the red box on http://my.sju.edu so no one else can access your account. You should also notify the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@sju.edu or 610-660-2920 so that we can determine if your account has been compromised in any way.
This is a very serious matter. A single compromised account could jeopardize the security of all SJU members. So we ask that you do your part by keeping your password private.