Before you click ‘Apply;’ understanding the job post phishing epidemic

Posted on: February 3, 2022 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, Online Safety Tips
job post scam

Phishers and scammers never miss a trick. Fraudulent job listings are just the latest scheme in their long list of dastardly doings.

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4 Tips for Giving the Gift of Technology This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 17, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Tech Tips

With the holiday season in full swing, many are scrambling to find last-minute gifts and check off the items already on their list. For many, technology and smart devices are a simple but popular gift for family and friends. However, these devices come with a great deal of responsibility, as well as dangers. Keep reading to learn more about how you can ensure your loved ones are appropriately prepped for that new iPad, Kindle or laptop that’s sitting wrapped under the tree.

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Moodle Update Brings Helpful New Features

Posted on: December 13, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Moodle

The most recent Moodle update boasts an impressive suite of new features and tools to make teaching easier. From grading to course management, there’s a lot to get excited about.

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Cybersecurity & You: A Conversation with Director Sheehan

Posted on: October 29, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Info Security, Online Safety Tips

If you’ve been following us on social media, you likely already know – October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. And who better to learn from about the topic than Mr. Phishead himself – Information Security Director Gary Sheehan?

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Elon Nursing Students Help Pioneer E-Connect Apple iPad Initiative

Posted on: October 18, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, News, Teaching & Learning

Elon University embraces innovation on all fronts — and the School of Health Sciences is taking things to another level with its brand-new Nursing department.

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Pegasus Spyware Illustrates Importance of Updating iOS Devices

Posted on: September 21, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Tech Tips

Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 15. The new operating system arrived only a week after the tech giant rolled out iOS 14.8 and other updates for their devices to counter an aggressive new spyware called “Pegasus.”

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Alert: A Tricky New Phishing Caper

Posted on: September 17, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Tech Tips

A new pandemic-themed phishing campaign is making the rounds. This particular scam exploits the ongoing uncertainty that many have when it comes to their organization’s COVID-19 policies, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Emails claiming to be from Human Resources (and sent from a compromised email account) are being sent to employees of various organizations telling them that they’re being required to fill out a COVID-19 vaccination status form. This is also known as “Form Phishing.” However, when the user clicks on the link in the email, they’re directed to a fake Microsoft Outlook credential phishing page. This is a tactic known as “brand impersonation,” which uses elements of a well-known brand to make an email look as if it came from that company. In this case, the brand being imitated was Microsoft Outlook. Because these emails come from legitimate but compromised (or “hacked”) accounts, they are able to pass…

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Technology Workshops for September 2021

Posted on: September 10, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Tech Tips

As a part of Elon’s commitment to lifelong learning and supporting faculty and staff development, Information Technology is offering a variety of workshops during the month of September.

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Technology at Elon: The Basics

Posted on: September 7, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Teaching & Learning
Student Media Guide

Starting college can be an intimidating prospect, even weeks after your first class. There’s a lot of new information to learn, and that’s not even including the classes! We’ve distilled some of the important information related to technology here at Elon for you in this blog to help you get adjusted to campus life at Elon.

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17th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference: Registration Open

Posted on: May 12, 2021 | By: Claudia Sparks | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Events & Training, Teaching & Learning

Register for this free, virtual conference happening on June 10th. 

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