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Buyers, beware! ITS urges students, employees to shop securely and wisely

As the holiday shopping season gears up, so are the scammers who want to steal your personal and financial information. Information Security Services reminds all students and employees that you should NEVER use your WVU credentials for personal online shopping or give up your password to anyone who asks for it.

Shoppers also should be vigilant about suspicious email, including those claiming to come from vendors or shipping companies. Phishing attempts aimed at stealing your username and password are often disguised as fake invoices or tracking notices.

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Until security issue is resolved, faculty may only sync i>Clicker2 while on campus

Starting Monday, Nov. 24 and for the remainder of the fall semester, faculty will be able to sync i>Clicker2 software from on-campus locations only. Users who try to sync software from off-campus locations will get an error message, “Validation Error: There was problem validating the information provided. Please check your entries and try again.”

A vulnerability was recently discovered in i>Clicker2 version 6.4.1 and earlier versions. That means the privacy and security of transmissions can no longer be guaranteed.

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'My Courses' section of MIX to be deactivated in fall 2015; other options available

The ‘My Courses’ tab and all its associated features in MIX will be deactivated prior to the start of the Fall 2015 semester due to changes in the underlying software. Information Technology Services is announcing this change now so that all faculty members have sufficient time to begin planning to use eCampus when emailing their classes or using course and content tools.

The training team at Information Technology Services has already scheduled two introductory classes on eCampus for Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 18. Classes will continue to be offered throughout the spring semester as well. To view the training schedule and see more details, click here: http://it.wvu.edu/services/training/schedule

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