Weekly Tech Update: Your what's what of IT news

Welcome to the weekly newsletter dedicated to everything IT! Newsy, fun, informational—get your quick digest of tech content and then go about your day.

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February 22

Google Reminder: Files shared with you

On March 6, 2024, files that have been shared with you by former students will be removed from your Google Drive. Here are some tips for making sure you don’t lose anything important.

Catch the tips here.

Notice: Sync your account on Feb. 19

Beginning in February, IT Services will be turning on a login interrupt screen for all Miami users. Logging in again after seeing this message will help us out immensely!

View the screenshot now.

Fake resumes via Word files disguising LockBit ransomware

The information and security team has been made aware of recent security attacks sent via email with fake resumes attached to them. Learn what these attacks are and how to avoid them.

Read more.

Instagram: IT Services folks honored by President Crawford


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January 29

For Your Information: Files shared with you in Google Drive (Reminder)

Files belonging to former students that have been shared with you are going away on Feb. 8, 2024.

Read more and see how to respond.

January Workday Update

Workday is transitioning from the Architect and Configure phase into Testing with lots of ongoing activities.

Learn all about it.

Upcoming: DMARC compliance enforcement

Do you ever send more than 5,000 emails per day to recipients outside the Miami domain (i.e., to or addresses)? If so, this notice is for you!

Read more.

January 22

Hello and Happy New Year, Miami friends! After an exciting Fall semester and a relaxing break throughout the January term, we are once again back to provide you with weekly news and information about what’s going on in the technology world at Miami University.

Email scam soliciting internship openings

The scammers certainly didn’t wait for the new year to get too old before starting up their shenanigans. The information security team has received numerous reports that a series of fraudulent email messages about student internship positions have been circulating. There are several, similar versions of the message being sent.

Read more about this scam.

Login change: Duo Universal Prompt

IT Services will be making some improvements to the Duo login screen!

Beginning Jan. 24, when you need to input a Duo code, you will still use your regular authentication procedure (e.g., Duo Push, SMS text, Yubikey, etc.), but the login screen will look a little different!

For screenshots and more, visit the IT News. But here’s the key: You will log in the same way, with your Duo code and password. No changes here – just the look and feel of the login screen.

Data Summit success

Thursday, Jan. 18, just before the snow hit Oxford, the 2024 Miami Data Summit took place in the new McVey Data Science Building. The event was one of the first to grace the halls of the new, state-of-the-art space, and data-minded experts from around the University came to learn from each other and discuss the impact of data governance, analytics, and more at Miami.

Be on the lookout for a more comprehensive review of the Data Summit soon!

Instagram: Behind the scenes with IT

Previous Years

Weekly Update 2023

Weekly Update 2022

Weekly Update 2021

Daily Update 2020