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  • May tech tips

    May 15, 2020

    Phone calls and texts are as easy to spoof as email. If it sounds too good to be true, or if it's really scary, it's probably a scam.
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  • FAQs about Zoom security concerns

    May 01, 2020

    Is Zoombombing something that could happen to me in a UA Zoom meeting? Zoombombing will not happen in a private and properly shared UA Zoom meeting. Interruptions can happen in a video meeting if the meeting link and information is published in a public forum such as Facebook or other media platforms. Posting a Zoom link publicly is analogous to putting a bowl of one's house keys in a public place, with directions to the house. The easiest method to avoid Zoombombing or having any outside person enter your meeting is to follow these simple security steps.
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  • Need to borrow a computer? Here are some options.

    April 17, 2020

    If you need a computer or a mobile hotspot to use while working from a remote location, OIT has a limited number of Chromebooks and MiFi devices available for loan to UA affiliates on a case-by-case basis during the change of university operations due to COVID-19.
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  • How to avoid a Zoombomb while hosting a Zoom session:

    April 17, 2020

    Amidst Zoom security concerns, below are four simple ways to help meeting attendees use the Zoom platform with confidence:
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  • April tech tips

    April 17, 2020

    Enable automatic #app updates in your device settings so your software runs smoothly and you stay protected against cyber threats! #BeCyberSmart #CyberAware
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  • How to avoid Zoom-bombing

    April 01, 2020

    "Zoom-bombing" is a disruptive behavior by participants in a Zoom session. This type of disruption, commonly called "trolling" in social media lingo, is designed to throw the conversation off-topic. Zoom-bombers may be invited participants or un-invited intruders.
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  • Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams

    March 31, 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security advises everyone to exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19. Instances of these scams are already being reported across the UA system.
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  • Checklist for working remotely

    March 20, 2020

    Forward your work phone to home; if you currently are without internet at home, explore connectivity options going forward; read through tips for setting up your video space; test your bandwidth speed; and much more.
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  • OIT Service Desk available via online, chat & phone; in-person office locations temporarily closed

    March 20, 2020

    The OIT Service Desk team is available to help through online, chat and phone venues. Physical offices will be closed until further notice. Please visit alaska.edu/oit/get-help for support options and current hours.
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  • Optimize your remote experience

    March 20, 2020

    OIT has compiled a list of best practices for working remotely to ensure continued work productivity.
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