Scheduled Windows Security Updates March 24th – 02:00–06:00

Please be advised that Windows security updates will be applied to your workstation between 02:00– 06:00 on Friday, March 24th. To avoid any disruption, please ensure that you RESTART your workstation at the end of your working day on Thursday, March 23rd, and leave it at the login screen. Your computer may restart several times overnight, and will be back at the login screen by 06:00 Friday morning.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Service desk if you have any questions, or if you experience any issues with your workstation on Friday morning.

Thank you,
Service Desk
Information Services & Technology
University of Manitoba
123 Fletcher Argue
230 Neil John MacLean Library
204-474-8600
Servicedesk@umanitoba.ca

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VIP/ESS Scheduled Maintenance March 23rd – 07:00-08:00

Please be advised that scheduled maintenance will be performed on VIP and Employee Self Service on, Thursday March 23rd from 07:00-08:00.  During this time, VIP/ESS will be unavailable for use.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Service desk if you have any questions. that

Thank you,
Service Desk
Information Services & Technology
University of Manitoba
123 Fletcher Argue
230 Neil John MacLean Library
204-474-8600
Servicedesk@umanitoba.ca

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Phishing Email Security Advisory Regarding Message Titled “Easy Parking Charge Reminder ID”

You may have received an email with the subject of “Easy Parking Charge Reminder ID ”

 Please note that this is not a legitimate email!

 If you have received email please delete the message

Do not open the attachment or visit the link.

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The message contains 2 links directs that will prompt you to download a file. If you have downloaded and tried to open the files please contact the service desk and we will assist you with resetting your  password and ensuring that your computer has not been infected.
 

 

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Phishing Email Security Advisory with the Subject “Library Services”

 Please be advised that we have had reports of students receiving  an email with the subject of ” Library Services”  that appears to have been sent from University of Manitoba Libraries <libraries@umanitoba.ca>

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 Please note that this is not a legitimate email!

If you have received this email please delete the message

Do not open the attachment or visit the link.


The link directs you to a site with the intent of collecting your login credentials.

 

 If you have visited this site and logged in, you should reset your password. If you require assistance please contact the service desk and we will assist you with resetting your password.  

 

 

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Phishing Email Security Advisory with the Subject “You Have (2) alert messages on your Online Banking”

Please note that there have been reports of a phishing email with the subject of “ You Have (2) alert messages on your Online Banking” being received by some University of Manitoba Staff.

 Please note that this is not a legitimate email!

 

If you have received email please delete the message

Do not open the attachment or visit the link.

 

 

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U of M Wi-Fi network – uofm-secure

If you are looking for the best experience using the U of M Wi-Fi, please make sure you are using the uofm-secure network.  If you are a student, use your myumanitoba email address and password to connect.  If you are a staff member, use your UMNetID and password.

Further information regarding setup and configuration of uofm-secure Wi-Fi network can be found at the following link.

http://www.umanitoba.ca/computing/ist/connect/wireless/xpressconnectsetup.html

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Hours of Operation

The IST Service Desk  is open from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday – Friday. Drop-in for assistance, Email – servicedesk@umanitoba.ca or Phone – (204)474-8600

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IT Security Notice

To prevent the spread of viruses, the University Of Manitoba no longer allows receipt of executable files through an email.

Executable files can contain harmful code that might cause malicious software to download to your computer or shared folders. Common executable file types sent to you as an attachment in an email will automatically be removed from the message.

Examples include:  .com, .exe,  .isp, .jse, .vbs, .bat, etc.

Please note that zipped or compressed files (.zip, .tar, etc.) containing executable file extensions will also be blocked.

The following message will be added to the email you receive when an attachment has been removed.  The sender will NOT receive a notification.

===== UofM Email Security Notice – EXECUTABLE FILE BLOCKED =====

The attachment(s) in this email has been removed.  As a security measure, the U of M does not allow you to receive executable files by email as they may contain malicious software.  

Please contact the Service Desk if you have any questions at (204) 474-8600.

If you need to send an email that contains an executable file please contact the Service Desk for assistance.

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