WMU web server upgrade, Saturday, May 16
Posted by Gary Barton on May 19, 2020

The WMU web server for www websites was updated to address security issues on Saturday, May 16. The most notable change is the upgrade of PHP 5.4 To 7.2. Content hosted on this server outside the WMU CMS may need to be checked for compatibility with the new version of PHP.

As a reminder, the WMU CMS is the recommended delivery method for www web content and is supported by the Office of Marketing and Strategic Communication. The Office of Information Technology does not provide support for individual or departmental web applications running on the www web server. Questions regarding your web content and web application compatibility with the new version of PHP should be directed to the individual or department responsible for maintaining your website and web application. Please direct other questions regarding this update to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357.


Be aware of email based phishing scams hitting campus today
Posted by Dylan Ledbetter on May 13, 2020

Please be aware that Western Michigan University is currently being targeted by a phishing campaign which may result in you receiving a fraudulent message. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails to make individuals reveal personal information.

These messages may appear to come from a legitimate source and will vary in content (not limited to the following):

  • An enticing job offer, promising reimbursement for purchases or asking for financial and other personal information.
  • A link to digitally sign an unexpected document which will prompt for your credentials.
  • A link to “reactivate” your account which will prompt for credentials.

Messages may also come from unknown sources (not limited to the following):

  • Threatening to expose fictitious online behavior.
  • Falsely identifying that someone has your password.
  • Requesting payment to keep quiet about false accusations.

These messages are not legitimate. Taking any action on messages of this nature may put your Western Michigan University account, as well as your personal and financial information at risk.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing/recent-phishing to see recent examples of phishing messages.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing to learn more about phishing.


Unexpected 2FA Enrollment Prompt
Posted by Dylan Ledbetter on May 1, 2020
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This morning between 12am and 8am, some users were incorrectly prompted to enroll in two-factor authentication. This issue has since been resolved. If you are experiencing issues as a result of this prompt, please contact the Help Desk for assistance at (269) 387-4357.


Be aware of email based phishing scams hitting campus today
Posted by Dylan Ledbetter on April 22, 2020

Please be aware that Western Michigan University is currently being targeted by a phishing campaign which may result in you receiving a fraudulent message. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails to make individuals reveal personal information.

These messages may appear to come from a legitimate source and will vary in content:

  • An enticing job offer, promising reimbursement for purchases or asking for financial and other personal information.
  • A link to digitally sign an unexpected document which will prompt for your credentials.
  • A link to “reactivate” your account which will prompt for credentials.

Messages may also come from unknown sources:

  • Threatening to expose fictitious online behavior.
  • Falsely identifying that someone has your password.
  • Requesting payment to keep quiet about false accusations.

These messages are not legitimate. Taking any action on messages of this nature may put your Western Michigan University account, as well as your personal and financial information at risk.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing/recent-phishing to see recent examples of phishing messages.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing to learn more about phishing.


Be aware of email based phishing scams hitting campus today
Posted by Tony Hendrix on April 20, 2020

Please be aware that Western Michigan University is currently being targeted by a phishing campaign which may result in you receiving a fraudulent message. These messages often appear to come from a legitimate source offering a job, promising reimbursement for purchases or asking for financial and other personal information such as your Bronco NetID and password. For example, a fraudulent message may indicate that you need to log in to “reactivate” your account, however, the link provided is malicious and will divulge your credentials to the criminal. These messages are not legitimate, and Western Michigan University will never send messages of this nature.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing/recent-phishing to see recent examples of phishing messages.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing to learn more about phishing.