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UW-IT Announcements

Major UW-IT announcements sent via email to the UW community are archived here.



  • Recent increase in spam at the UW

    February 22, 2019

    Learn how UW is fighting the recent tide of spam and find out how you can decrease unwanted email messages using the spam filter in your email service. Most email going to and from the UW is scanned by programs that identify messages that carry viruses and rate the likelihood that a message is junk mail or spam. But you can also filter out spam through your email service. Also ask your local departmental IT support, who can offer advice tailored to your local IT environment.

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  • Select Catalyst tools no longer available for participants starting June 15

    June 8, 2018

    Participants of select Catalyst Web Tools — Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail and WebQ Quiz — will no longer have access starting June 15. If you own one of these tools, you have until August 24 to migrate Catalyst content.

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  • Switch to the new MyUW by June 14

    June 5, 2018

    An all-new MyUW for faculty and staff provides more personal, timely, and relevant content matched to your affiliation with the University, reduces information overload, and provides easy access to key links, tools, and information. To switch, simply click “Switch to the new MyUW!” in the black MyUW banner. Make the switch by June 14, when the legacy portal will no longer be available. Be sure to save any bookmarks or custom links you created on the legacy MyUW. Your bookmarks won’t migrate automatically.

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  • Secure University data

    May 22, 2018

    Protect your UW NetID password, personal information and University data by learning three common email tactics used by cybercriminals to infiltrate systems and networks. Phishing tricks users into surrendering login credentials that can be used immediately or sold on underground websites. Spear phishing manipulates targeted individuals by appearing to come from a known or trusted sender in order to access financial account information, intellectual property and research data. And ransomware is malicious software embedded in a seemingly legitimate file attached to an email. When downloaded to a device, it can lock files, folders, computers and systems until a sum of money is paid.

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  • New network security enhancements begin April 24, may impact off-campus users

    April 23, 2018

    The enhancements will help protect your personal and University data from malicious attacks, but may change how you connect from off-campus. Starting April 24, 2018, you must use a UW secure virtual private network (VPN) to access UW resources from off-campus through a remote desktop or network file-sharing application. Options include the free Husky OnNet service for current students, faculty and staff, or a departmental VPN. Online access to email, Canvas and UW Libraries will not be affected. Not sure what a VPN is or if this applies to you?

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