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Cyber Monday On-Line Safe Shopping Tips

The number of 2013 Cyber Monday on-line shoppers is expected to break the 2012 record of $1.5B in retail sales. Scammers are also getting ready to exploit the holiday shopping season as consumers hunt for the best deals. Beware of deals that sound too good to be true, and ignore unsolicited e-mail telling you to “Click Here!” to get a free gift or shopping card. In order to keep your credit card, banking, and personal identity information safe and secure, please review the safe shopping tips posted at the WVU Information Security Services website, Defend Your Data.

[Many thanks to Bill Rafter, University Librarian, for this suggestion!]

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Office 365 Implementation Nearly Complete

The Office 365 implementation is nearing completion. All departmental migrations to Office 365 are now complete! All WVU employees on the main campus, Potomac State College, and WVU Tech should now be using Office 365. All login access to GroupWise (including Messenger) was removed this morning.

We are finishing archive migrations now. If you requested to have your archive migrated and do not see it yet, please review the information on this site If you then still do not see your archive, please contact the OIT Support Desk at 293 4444 or

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Phishing Scam Alert

An e-mail that claims to be from WVU Help and requests your username and password is NOT legitimate. It is a phishing attack. Responding with your login information gives a spammer access to your account, and your MIX e-mail will start sending spam. Your account will then be locked out. If you have answered this e-mail, contact the WVU Service Desk immediately at 304-293-4444. WVU will NEVER request your login and password information in an e-mail or by phone. Never respond to any e-mail requesting this information.

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