Be aware of email based phishing scams hitting campus today
Posted by Dylan Ledbetter on January 28, 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.


Be aware of email based phishing scams hitting campus today
Posted by Dylan Ledbetter on January 24, 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.


3 things you should know about 2FA
Posted by Gary Barton on January 24, 2020
Duo

Do I have to use 2FA every time I log in?
No! We highly recommend you use the Remember Me option when logging in, which will allow you to be remembered on that device (using the same internet browser) for 30 days. This means you will only need to use 2FA to log in once per month on each of your devices.

What if my primary 2FA device is not available?
If you do not have access to your smartphone, you can still access your WMU account. Please see our 2FA backup options page to prepare yourself.

What if I replace my smartphone?
Please see our 2FA Device Management page for instructions on how to reactivate Duo Mobile on your new smartphone.

Learn more more about using 2FA: https://wmich.edu/it/2fa.


Symantec Endpoint Protection auto upgrade
Posted by Gary Barton on January 21, 2020

Beginning Friday, Jan. 24, the Office of Information Technology will be turning on auto upgrade of the Symantec Endpoint Protection for managed desktop and laptop computers installed from the GoWMU software downloads. This will automatically download and install the latest version of the software and it will require a reboot of your system.

If you would like to upgrade sooner, so you may manage the system reboot, please log in to GoWMU and download the Symantec Endpoint Protection from the Software Downloads area.

Computers with custom install packages created by unit IT support staff, and computers that have already been updated will be excluded. Please, direct questions to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357.


Two-factor authentication mandatory for students
Posted by Gary Barton on January 15, 2020
Duo

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required as part of the WMU login process for currently enrolled students. Students will not be able to log in to online services, such as GoWMU and Elearning until they complete the 2FA enrollment process.

Learn more more about using 2FA: https://wmich.edu/it/2fa.

Questions can be directed to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357.