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On March 16, 2020, UNCG added Zoom to its list of available videoconferencing options that also include Webex and Google Meet. This was done in response to multiple requests from academic and administrative areas of the University as UNCG prepared to rapidly move to remote instruction and remote work. This rapid onboarding process for Zoom [Read More]

Zoombombing is a new form of internet trolling in which a hacker uses Zoom’s screen-sharing feature to disrupt meetings and classes. UNCG’s Zoom environment has default settings in place to protect against Zoombombing, but users can take other preventative steps as well. See Zoombombing: Best Practices for Prevention for more information and tips on how [Read More]

If you receive an email that asks you to buy gift cards and send the codes on the back of the card, do not respond. It is a scam! Spearfishing scammers are targeting members of the UNCG community with a sustained, ongoing gift card scam. These hand-crafted attacks target UNCG employees by impersonating their supervisor [Read More]

In this fast paced world of ever-changing technologies, we must protect our information technology (IT) and our data. If You Connect, You Must Protect If a device is connected to the internet, it must be protected. Make sure the security software, web browser, and device’s operating systems are up-to-date. Check out this informative article on [Read More]

These three simple steps help secure your identity and UNCG login credentials. Avoid phishing. Use strong passphrases. Turn on two-factor authentication. Avoid Phishing Would you recognize a phishing email if you got one? Common signs of phishing emails include: “Urgent: Your account needs updating!” Attackers want to make you panic so that you will hand [Read More]