September 19, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Card skimmers are becoming more prevalent. (Image courtesy of Flickr)
The use of credit and debit card skimmers to steal personal data is escalating globally. In short, thieves use these devices to steal account information off the card’s magnetic strip at pay terminals at gas stations and other self-service payment venues. They then use this data to make online purchases, create duplicate cards, and raid bank accounts.
While these skimmers can be difficult to detect, there are some...
September 13, 2017, by Stan Waddell
Effective and efficient delivery of network access is integral to the University community. It touches every part of daily life here at UNH, including residential life, academic delivery, and research. The UNH network can see devices that range from desktops, laptops, and smart phones to high performance computers and gaming consoles. Each of these devices carry their own types of connection and throughput needs.
The wireless network in the residence halls is now more modern and has faster...
September 8, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Equifax, one of the nation’s largest American credit agencies, announced on Thursday, September 7, 2017 that it is the latest to suffer a mega-data breach from a cyberattack. More than 143 million people could be affected. Consumers may check whether their personal data may be impacted at https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact.
If you are among those identified as being potentially impacted, Equifax suggests enrolling in their one-year, complimentary identity theft...
August 21, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Student accessing wireless at UNH (Photo by Susan Dumais)
Safe, reliable internet access is integral to the University community. It touches every part of daily life here at UNH, including research and recreation alike.
Over the last year, UNH IT completed a campus-wide, $2.9M wireless upgrade, completed in just under 10 months, and four months ahead of schedule. During this overhaul, IT reengineered several processes to include wireless onboarding, authentication, and authorization to...
August 1, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Box Drive is like a shared network drive without the hassle of mapping or connecting to a VPN for access.
Box Drive is here. Think of it as a shared network drive, except it doesn’t need to be mapped and you don’t connect to the UNH VPN to access it (on or off campus). In fact, once files are saved to Box Drive, they are automatically uploaded to the Box at UNH cloud, protecting them for hard drive failures and accidental damage while allowing for easy sharing, linking, and...
July 11, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Carol Pugh, UNH Health Services
Data helps tell a story, and allows us to measure intangibles of work. But sometimes numbers need help to be properly understood. Tableau is a data visualization software that lets you easily connect data to create interactive, sharable dashboards. The UNH IT Enterprise Information Management (EIM) team began offering Tableau visualization services to the UNH community in spring 2016. For more information, go to https://www.unh.edu/it/enterprise-...
June 26, 2017, by By Martin England
Pro tip: If you're looking to visit Angels Falls in Township D, Maine, you might want to bring an actual map.
Summer’s here. It’s time to hit the wide-open road for adventures near and far, whether it’s to Dayton, Maine or Dayton, Ohio. Gone are the days of wiping our chicken-greased fingers on a Texaco road map simply because most of us no longer keep one in the glove box (although they come in mighty handy if you’re exploring the township areas of Maine or other remote spots that...
May 22, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
UNH Information Security Services introduces The Phishbowl
UNH Information Security Services (ISS) is pleased to announce the launch of The Phishbowl, a new tool for UNH's Security Awareness program users can reference when receiving suspicious emails. ISS will also post legitimate University communications that are reported as phishing attacks. The Phishbowl is accessible at: https://www.unh.edu/it/the-phishbowl.
The Phishbowl provides UNH faculty, staff, and students with a self-...
April 25, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
OpenScholar rolls out in May
Pubpages is going the way of MySpace, the Yugo, and CISUNIX email. During the first week of June 2017, PubPages will be transitioned to a read-only archival service for approximately six months; users will not be able to edit these pages, but they will still be viewable. After six months, Pubpages will be decommissioned.
In May, a new service called OpenScholar will be rolled out in its place. This platform is available to UNH students, faculty, and...
April 12, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
You can protect your internet privacy with a couple of preventative measures.
In March 2017, Congress rolled back internet privacy laws scheduled to go into effect this December, making it fair game for internet service providers to sell their customer’s internet browsing history and information without consent. This means internet service providers (ISP) will be able to create and sell to the highest bidder a profile based on private information, including their customer’s shopping...