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Nightmare Avoided – Confronting Your Cybersecurity Fears

To celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), UFIT spent the month of October sharing advice about how to protect your online identity through three interactive tabling events, a video, and social media posts across all platforms. Here are some cybersecurity tips to keep in mind:
Use a password manager to organize [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech, Newsletter on November 4, 2019.

Increase Your Online Security with a Strong Password

Have you ever received a phishing email from a UF email address? That usually happens when your account is hacked – strong passwords can prevent this from happening to you! Here are the DO’s and DON’Ts of creating a strong password.
DO:

Make your password at least eight characters long.
Choose a phrase instead of a single word.
Include [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 21, 2019.

Prevent Your Own Cybersecurity Nightmares

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, UFIT is hosting three events in the Hub to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your online identity. Our 2019 theme, personal accountability, includes phishing, social media awareness, and online privacy.
Each day will have a theme related to an episode of Black Mirror:

“Shut up and Dance” – [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 7, 2019.

Graduate Student Survey

Calling all Graduate Students: The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is conducting a study to assess graduate student mental health at the University of Florida. The purpose of this study is to identify and examine possible relationships between stressors, coping styles, and mental health outcomes of graduate students.
The SHCC hopes that the data collected will serve [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 1, 2019.

Safe Driving Pledge

Nearly 1 in 4 crashes involve a distracted driver. Take the pledge today to put down the phone and not text and drive. Learn more at http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/programs/hazard_ergo/safe-driving-pledge/.

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 1, 2019.

Students, set up your Zoom account today

Meeting with group members to work on projects and assignments isn’t always an easy task. Students can now set up a free Zoom account to: meet up with group members virtually, use screen sharing to work on homework with classmates, record a presentation, schedule online tutoring, and host a meeting for a club or organization.
Zoom [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 1, 2019.

Theft and Loss Prevention for Laptops

While spending hours studying at the library, students often leave their laptops unattended when they pick up a coffee or meet a friend. Even if you’re only away for a few minutes, a thief still has enough time to steal your device. FrontDoorSoftware Laptop Loss and Recovery is a free program available to all UF [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on September 24, 2019.

Mobile Printing – Best when you’re on the go!

With fall semester in full motion, students are hustling around campus and turning in assignments, projects, and papers. For those who find themselves in a time crunch or don’t have printers at home, our mobile printing services are for you.
You can submit print jobs to any one of our 50+ locations on campus by simply [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on September 16, 2019.

50+ software packages available in UFIT computer labs

UF students have access to six computer labs managed by UFIT.  The labs, located throughout campus, include a variety of software free of charge for student use, including the complete Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. The UFIT-managed labs are located in Library West, Marston, CSE, Weil, Norman Hall, and the School of Architecture. There is also [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on September 9, 2019.

Banner Added to UF Email – Sept. 3

Starting Tuesday, September 3, a banner will be attached to any emails originating outside university email systems.  The red banner says, “EXTERNAL EMAIL: Exercise caution with links and attachments.”  This visual addition to email is to help make students, faculty, and staff more aware about the potential risks when opening attachments in external emails.  Opening [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on August 26, 2019.