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An upcoming update to the Firefox browser will result in Google Hangouts temporarily not having video and audio functionality. Google is aware of the issue and is working to develop a solution. Firefox will be upgrading to Firefox version 52, which is scheduled to be released on March 7.  Firefox 52 will no longer support [Read More]

On or soon after February 13, 2017 iSpartan Gmail users will no longer be able to send or receive email with Javascript files (.js) attached. Users who need to share Javascript (.js) files should use Google Drive or other Cloud storage solutions. For security purposes, Google prevents attaching certain file types, such as .exe and [Read More]

As part of an ongoing effort to combat phishing and increase email security, Information Technology Services (ITS) is implementing stronger controls to prevent the illegitimate use of UNCG email addresses. ITS began monitoring spoofed emails in January, 2016, following the New Phishing Protections memo from Provost Dana Dunn, Vice Chancellor Charles Maimone, and Vice Chancellor [Read More]

UNCG is aware of an ongoing phishing attack targeting Banner direct deposit users at UNC System schools. At this time, Information Technology Services (ITS) has not received reports that any UNCG users have received this phishing email. Be on the lookout for emails asking you to click on a link to verify your bank information. [Read More]

A new password policy for university computing accounts is in effect starting today, June 15, 2016. For more details, please see the ITS News article “Stronger Passwords, Changed Less Frequently” announcing the new policy earlier this month. For guidelines on how to choose a password for your UNCG accounts, as well as for tips on protecting [Read More]