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New Computer Virus Attack on Campus

A new virus is corrupting PC hard drives on campus. The malware, CryptoLocker, is in an e-mail ZIP attachment that appears to come from a WVU source. This malware encrypts your hard drive making it unusable then tries to extort payment for the decryption key. The latest update to the WVU Symantec EndPoint software will stop this malware, but all WVU users must remember that they are the final link in defending against these threats. NEVER open a ZIP file in an unsolicited e-mail regardless of the apparent source.

Forward the e-mail to your unit IT Support team and to defendyourdata@mail.wvu.edu for evaluation.

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The Adobe Creative Cloud has arrived at WVU

All WVU staff and faculty are now licensed to use the Adobe Creative Cloud applications on their WVU computer. This includes all library and lab computers. Information about deploying the product is available at http://it.wvu.edu/services/slic/softwarelist/adobe-creative-cloud/.

In addition, staff and faculty may purchase a license for their personally owned computer at http://wvu.onthehub.com. Please contact your departmental technologist, software@mail.wvu.edu, or call the WVU Service Desk at 304-293-4444 for assistance.

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Sign Up for Fall Technology Workshops

The WVU Office of Information Technology has scheduled instructor-led workshops and webinars for WVU faculty, staff, and students on a variety of technology topics for the fall term. Topics include Information Security, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), and Outlook 2013 for Office 365 Users. Additional workshops for faculty include the New WVU eCampus (Blackboard Learn 9) and Blackboard Collaborate, a new web conference tool that will replace Wimba Classroom.

To register, complete the online registration form: http://oit.wvu.edu/training/schedule/.

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