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Cryptolocker Malware: Your Personal Files on Ransom

May 28, 2014

Cryptolocker is a particularly nasty type of malware, known as Ransomware, that is spread via the download of malicious email attachments from fraudulent email, or phishing. Once downloaded, Cryptolocker uses a key to encrypt your computer files - such as documents, photos, videos, etc. -  and holds them hostage until you pay a large sum of money to decrypt the files. If a machine becomes infected, the malware can be removed, but there is no way to recover the encrypted files without the ex...

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New Video Conferencing and Recording Room in Founder’s Hall

May 19, 2014

A new video conferencing and recording room in Founder’s Hall 2321, which features a 60-inch HD LCD backlit television screen and an HD document camera for free-hand writing or object viewing, is available for instructors to use for a variety of multimedia purposes, including:

  • Transmitting and receiving high-quality video (up to 1080p)
  • Communicating live with multiple users (online and face-to-face)
  • Recording and sharing lectures, presentations, and other audio/video content
  • Interac...

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Cascade Upgrade Complete

May 12, 2014

The new version of Cascade Server, the University's web content management system, contains several new features and enhancements such as:

  • User Interface Improvements
  • Updated HTML Source Editor
  • File Upload Improvements
  • Relationships
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Saved User History
  • Smart Version Comments
  • Improved Mobile Experience

For more detailed information on the new features, visit the link below:
http://www.siue.edu/its/web/cascade_upgrade_new_features.shtml

If you have any questions, c...

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Internet Explorer Vulnerability Fix Released by Microsoft

May 09, 2014

Microsoft has released a fix for the Internet Explorer vulnerability.  Please run Windows Update on your Windows machines to have the fix applied.

Instructions on how to run Windows Update are located here: http://www.siue.edu/its/ie-update.shtml

After the fix has been applied, you can resume using Internet Explorer.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at x5500.

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Campus Internet Speed Increased

May 05, 2014

Our campus Internet connection was recently increased from 900mbps to 1100mbps to meet increased demand. Additional upgrades are scheduled take place in the Fall semester. If you have any questions about using the University WiFi or WPA networks, contact ITS by phone at 618-650-5500 or by email at help@siue.edu.

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Requesting Summer Blackboard Courses

May 01, 2014

Faculty planning to use Blackboard for summer courses are encouraged to request course shells as soon as possible to avoid delays. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for us to process your request. Be sure to check the ITS suggested "Start of Semester Activities" web page to get a smooth start on your summer course. For more information, contact ITS at ftc_help@siue.edu.

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