Longer days ahead: U.S. Daylight Saving Time for 2016 begins this Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour, and check your computer to be sure it’s displaying the correct time.
Extra sleep and early sunsets return this weekend: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
Remember to set your clocks one hour earlier in observance of Standard Time. In addition, check your home and office computers and other electronic devices to be sure they’re displaying the correct time.
Get ready for longer days ahead: U.S. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour, and check your computer and other electronic devices to be sure they’re displaying the correct time.
Sessions featuring University subject matter experts and special guest speakers from Adobe and Apple are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom and Forum.
All sessions are free and open to SMU faculty, staff and students; no registration is required. Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Adobe Acrobat: Forms Central, 1o a.m., Hughes-Trigg Forum
- Secure-O-Matic: Comedic Coaching in Information Technology, 10 a.m., Hughes-Trigg West Ballroom
- Adobe: New Features in Creative Cloud, 11 a.m., Hughes-Trigg Forum
- Sitecore Basics, 11 a.m., Hughes-Trigg West Ballroom
- Adobe: Creating Student Portfolios, noon, Hughes-Trigg Forum
- Outlook Productivity: Organizing Your Outbox for 2015, noon, Hughes-Trigg West Ballroom
- Getting LinkedIn: Essentials for Building Your Personal Brand Online, 1 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Forum
- Apple: iPad for the Classroom, 1 p.m., Hughes-Trigg West Ballroom
- Social Media for the Workplace, 2 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Forum
- Media Streaming Services and Blackboard, 2 p.m., Hughes-Trigg West Ballroom
SMU’s Office of Information Technology has issued advice on protecting yourself against Heartbleed, detailed in this e-mail message dated Wednesday, April 16, 2014:
By now you’ve probably heard about the internet bug known as Heartbleed. This security vulnerability has impacted a large number of online sites potentially exposing password information. OIT has been diligent in assessing and addressing SMU provided services as soon as the software patches were released.
Due to the potential risk that existed with this vulnerability, we are encouraging the campus community to take the following steps to ensure the protection of their accounts and data:
- Reset your SMU password by visiting smu.edu/password. If you know your current SMU password, click on CHANGE. If you do not know your password, click Reset. Once you have set a new password, update any mobile devices that may also be configured for email or wireless access using that account.
- Apple iOS devices: If you previously installed the Cisco AnyConnect client on your Apple iPad or iPhone, please visit the app store and download the latest version of the client. The previous version was impacted by this security flaw. Several other applications that you may have downloaded from the app store are releasing updates to address this flaw. We recommended applying these updates as well.
- Android devices: Please check the software version that your device is running. If it is on version 4.1.1, it is vulnerable. Check for updates to the OS which will be released by your cell phone vendor. Several other applications that you may have downloaded from the Playstore are releasing updates to address this flaw. We recommended applying these updates as well.
- External sites: The following external sites have recommended a password change: Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Etsy, Fandango, Android/Google apps, Hulu, Instagram, Pinterest, Steam, Stripe, TurboTax, Tumblr, Prezi, and Yahoo. This is not a comprehensive list! Please check with each website on which you currently have an account to review their recommendations.
- Be on guard against phishing attempts! With so many sites encouraging users to change their passwords, we anticipate an increase in phishing emails. Please visit the websites directly to access any password reset utilities rather than clicking on links in an e-mail.
Password Security Tips
Although it is inconvenient to change all of your online passwords, we strongly encourage you to do so to protect your information. The following are a few password tips to remember as you update your accounts:
- Do not use personal information in your passwords such as birthdate, zip code, name, pet names, etc.
- Do not use the same password for all of your accounts.
- Select a strong password using capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.
- Select a password that is easy to remember (so you don’t have to write it down) but make sure it is difficult for anyone else to guess!