• Yekaterina Kharitonova works with the Semantically Linked Instructional Content project interface. Gone phishing for data: UA fights email scams An email designed to look like it was sent from UA President Ann Weaver Hart was identified as a threat on Jan. 12. At the beginning of the fall 2016 semester, an email sent to some university employees appearing to be from the UA president turned out to be a phisher in Belgium. The UA’s Office of Information Security receives hundreds of reports of potentially dangerous emails on campus every year. So far, there have been over 30 posted alerts of suspicious emails found in student and faculty inboxes this semester alone. [Read More]
  • computer security, represented by a keyboard with a lock After Successful Phishing Scam, UA Officials Offer Tips to Stay Safe University officials are reminding the campus community to beware of phishing scams after several employees complied with a bogus email request for their UA NetIDs and passwords and then had their paychecks diverted. The person or people behind the scam – which originated from Nigeria ­– used the information provided by the employees to change their direct deposit settings via UAccess. [Read More]
  • A UA staff member uses Office 365 apps and email Faculty and Staff Email is Moving to the Cloud The University of Arizona is moving faculty and staff email and calendar services to the cloud, a change that will save money and bring enhanced features, such as more storage and online versions of Microsoft Office applications. In adopting Microsoft Office 365, the UA joins many other higher education institutions that have done the same, including Stanford University and Duke University. [Read More]
  • Photo by Ron Medvescek, copyright 2016 Arizona Daily Star Black hole, Antarctic sea temps no problem for UA computers The Arizona Daily Star recently published an article highlighting the computing systems available in the Research Data Center and the science that is accomplished with these resources. A couple of cooled “cats” in the basement of a building off Speedway are simultaneously recording sea temperatures in the Antarctic and predicting the shape and size of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way — among many other things. [Read More]


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