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Slam the scam this tax season!

March 1, 2021 — 
Security analysts are already warning Canadians to watch out for COVID-19 vaccine scams. We also continue to see an increase in fraud scams during tax season. Protect yourself against fraud this tax season and throughout the year by learning how to recognize, reject and report a scam.

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How to prevent Zoombombing

February 16, 2021 — 
Zoombombing is when unwelcome intruders hijack a Zoom session by saying or showing inappropriate content. This emerging form of trolling is meant to disrupt and interrupt meetings and classes. 

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Students, move your OneDrive files to your new OneDrive folder by April 16

January 25, 2021 — 
All students also have access to a new OneDrive folder. Currently, you have access to your old OneDrive folder and the new one, but access to the old folder will be removed in the near future. To ensure you will still have access to your OneDrive files when you start your next term, be sure to move your files as soon as possible.

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Microsoft Teams breakout rooms are here!  

December 15, 2020 — 
The new breakout rooms feature in Microsoft Teams was released on Friday, December 11.

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Information Systems and Technology holiday hours

December 14, 2020 — 
The IST Service Desk will close Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.

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Collaborate, manage and share documents from anywhere on any device with OneDrive

December 8, 2020 — 
OneDrive makes it easy to collaborate, manage, and share your documents from anywhere and any device. You can use OneDrive as your primary place for secure file storage, syncing, and sharing.*** It’s easy to use and flexible enough so you can organize OneDrive to suit your needs.

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Duo Enrolment Contest winners!

December 1, 2020 — 
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Duo Enrolment Contest

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UM website outage scheduled Sunday, Nov. 29

November 24, 2020 — 
There is an outage scheduled for 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29 to update the UM web hosting server. During this time, anyone visiting the umanitoba.ca website will see an outage page.

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Cyber Security Month phishing simulation results

November 9, 2020 — 
At least twice a year, the IST Security and Compliance Team sends a fake phishing email to staff and faculty to gauge awareness and understanding of security threats. The latest phishing simulation was conducted on October 30.

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Your multi-factor authentication questions answered!

October 20, 2020 — 
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires you to verify your identity using a second factor such as your phone or mobile device after you've entered your username and password to log in to a website. This prevents others from accessing your accounts, even if they know your password. 

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