Working Remotely
Posted by Richard Watt on 12 March 2020 02:23 PM

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Because of the dynamic nature and uniqueness of user requests and complexity of our organization with two systems/networks (UAB and HSIS), we recommend contacting DOM IT first for custom tailored assistance. We will gladly assist you to ensure that you are properly setup for remote access. When necessary, we will also work with UAB IT and/or HSIS for your enterprise level access that is often required for remote

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Beware: Malicious emails threaten to hold files hostage
Posted by Richard Watt on 28 October 2015 11:10 AM


UAB users have been hit in the past day with emails containing malicious attachments that could encrypt users' files, enabling attachers to hold the files for ransom.

The recent emails contain unzipped Word document attachments that pretend to be a job applicant's resume or CV. The image below is similar to what users have received:


When the user opens the attachment, a particularly nasty malware called CryptoLocker is released onto the user's computer.

CryptoLocker malware holds the

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Holiday Phishing emails and online scams
Posted by Nazmul Islam on 13 December 2013 12:21 PM

It came to our attention that quite a few phishing emails and online scams specially with the context of holiday season are in circulation. Phishing emails are basically fraudulent emails that pretend to have come from legitimate company or user. Phishing emails attempt to entice users to submit private information or install unwanted programs such as malware, virus, trojan, etc. We urge everybody to exercise safe computing and be extra cautious on emails and Internet links. If you

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ALERT: Phishing E-mail is being distributed
Posted by Nazmul Islam on 19 July 2013 09:21 AM

If you recieve an email seemingly from IT Alert ( asking you to confirm your BlazerID and Password in response to an unauthorized login attempt, please IGNORE and DELETE that message. It's a phishing email that's being distributed to UAB users. Phishing refers to an email that attempts to entice users to surrender personal and confidential information.

Below is a screenshot of the email.

Phishing Email

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UAB IT Requires Users to Change BlazerID Password
Posted by Nazmul Islam on 15 July 2013 12:21 PM

IMPORTANT: UAB IT Requires Users to Change BlazerID Password

UAB is kicking off a campaign to require that all UAB employees, staff, and students change their  BlazerID password. Beginning today (7/15/2013), emails are being sent to notify all users of this requirement. The password changes must be implemented within the next two weeks (by July 30, 2013) or the BlazerID will be blocked and users will not be able to access UAB systems. 

For more information: visit

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Ten Ways to Work More Securely (By UAB HIPAA Security Officer)
Posted by Nazmul Islam on 12 July 2013 12:14 PM

The security of your computer and data is crucial for you and the success of UAB/UABHS. Lost or stolen information can expose confidential or personal information. The more you do to keep your computer secure, the safer your information will be. Use these 10 tips to learn ways you can help protect your computer, your data, and our networks.

1. Work with HSIS or UAB IT

Make sure that you install all of the patches and updates that your vendors recommend. In addition to installing Windows

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