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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now in its sixteenth year, this important campaign encourages people, businesses, and institutions to educate themselves about cyber risks and online safety practices. Because the internet is so prevalent in our hyper-connected world, protecting our online identity, data, and devices is critical. In October, UNCG Information Technology Services (ITS) [Read More]

Apple has released updates to address a high-risk vulnerabilities for many Apple devices.  Updates are available for Xcode, tvOS, Safari, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra. Apple-device owners should apply the Apple-provided patches immediately. The identified vulnerabilities may allow attackers to install programs; view, change, or delete data; and/or create new accounts with [Read More]

As we welcome members of our UNC Wilmington family and mourn the devastation in The Bahamas, our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Dorian. It is at times like these when we all feel the need to roll up our sleeves and do something, anything, to help our neighbors and communities—and [Read More]

Browser notifications are becoming a channel for spam, advertisements, and other unwanted pop-up messages. When a website gets permission to send notifications to a browser, ads from that company or merchant are sent directly to that computer. This can lead to a flood of pop-up messages that can compromise the performance of computers and other [Read More]

Here are the ITS Nasty 9 tax tricks that we think fraudsters could play on members of our community to scam folks out of their hard-earned dough. Our Nasty 9 are based on the IRS’s Dirty Dozen. We chose these because they are most likely to be what members of our community might see. With [Read More]