Makerere University Directorate for ICT Support

Makerere University Directorate for ICT Support

We are a central service unit that provides expert services and guidance on ICT to all academic and administrative units of Makerere University.

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10/05/2021

Millions of households are using old broadband routers that could fall prey to hackers, according to a new investigation by security researchers. The major issue is the lack of upgrades and the common use of weak default passwords. Make the necessary changes today!
#BeCyberSmart

Millions of households are using old broadband routers that could fall prey to hackers, according to a new investigation by security researchers. The major issue is the lack of upgrades and the common use of weak default passwords. Make the necessary changes today!
#BeCyberSmart

10/05/2021

Although there have been significant developments in the cybersecurity posture of financial institutions, there remains a large scope for improvement. Phishing being the most common initial vector, It is still possible to be secure!

#OwnYourSecurity #BeCyberSmart

Although there have been significant developments in the cybersecurity posture of financial institutions, there remains a large scope for improvement. Phishing being the most common initial vector, It is still possible to be secure!

#OwnYourSecurity #BeCyberSmart

10/05/2021

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

07/05/2021

Do not throw away your computer, just to prove who is stronger.Face with tears of joySmiling face with open mouth and tightly-closed eyesCreate a strong password!!
#OwnYourSecurity
#FridayICTHumor

Do not throw away your computer, just to prove who is stronger.Face with tears of joySmiling face with open mouth and tightly-closed eyesCreate a strong password!!
#OwnYourSecurity
#FridayICTHumor

07/05/2021

It is on Fridays when everyone chooses to kind of relax, when it comes to cybersecurity, don't let your guard down, when you walk away from your PC, ensure to log out of applications or do a window lock. Always visit sites that are secure & revisit your privacy settings.
#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

It is on Fridays when everyone chooses to kind of relax, when it comes to cybersecurity, don't let your guard down, when you walk away from your PC, ensure to log out of applications or do a window lock. Always visit sites that are secure & revisit your privacy settings.
#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

07/05/2021

Good Morning!! “Change your way of thinking. Use your energy to accomplish more productive things. The choice is yours and it can be made today!” —Garrett Kingston

Good Morning!! “Change your way of thinking. Use your energy to accomplish more productive things. The choice is yours and it can be made today!” —Garrett Kingston

05/05/2021

When a zoom user shares their screen, other running application windows can be seen by the attendants. Before screen sharing, make sure the confidential information is hidden first.

#BeCyberSmart #OwnYourSecurity

When a zoom user shares their screen, other running application windows can be seen by the attendants. Before screen sharing, make sure the confidential information is hidden first.

#BeCyberSmart #OwnYourSecurity

05/05/2021

Dear @Makerere Students, always verify messages and social media posts purporting to be from certain officials or individuals, Visit the official sources before sharing the messages. Online impersonation is unacceptable in the university. Read more👉 policies.mak.ac.ug/policy/

Dear @Makerere Students, always verify messages and social media posts purporting to be from certain officials or individuals, Visit the official sources before sharing the messages. Online impersonation is unacceptable in the university. Read more👉 policies.mak.ac.ug/policy/

05/05/2021

We often see accounts on social media impersonating Government entities, businesses, Financial banks and individuals of High Profile. Did you know that online impersonation is a BIG CRIME in Uganda? Details: ➡dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/cyber…

@UCC_Official @PoliceUg

We often see accounts on social media impersonating Government entities, businesses, Financial banks and individuals of High Profile. Did you know that online impersonation is a BIG CRIME in Uganda? Details: ➡dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/cyber…

@UCC_Official @PoliceUg

04/05/2021

"To successfully fight against malicious intent, it's imperative that companies make cyber security awareness, prevention and security best practices part of their culture". Rob Sobers of Varonis says.
Read more Rightwards arrowhttps://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/cybersecurity-awareness-kinds-emails-hackers-send
#CyberSecurityAwareness
#OwnYourSecurity

"To successfully fight against malicious intent, it's imperative that companies make cyber security awareness, prevention and security best practices part of their culture". Rob Sobers of Varonis says.
Read more Rightwards arrowhttps://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/cybersecurity-awareness-kinds-emails-hackers-send
#CyberSecurityAwareness
#OwnYourSecurity

04/05/2021

Being cyber security alert means, you understand what the threats are and you take the right steps to prevent them. As we continue to educate ourselves about Cyber Security, create serious awareness in your company.
https://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/cybersecurity-awareness-kinds-emails-hackers-send
#CyberSecurityAwareness
#OwnYourSecurity

Being cyber security alert means, you understand what the threats are and you take the right steps to prevent them. As we continue to educate ourselves about Cyber Security, create serious awareness in your company.
https://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/cybersecurity-awareness-kinds-emails-hackers-send
#CyberSecurityAwareness
#OwnYourSecurity

How You Can Reach Us For Help 03/05/2021

How You Can Reach Us For Help

Don't Get Stranded. This is how you can reach us for ICT help. Hit The SUBCRIBE BUTTON to get videos from our YouTube Channel. #ICTSupport
Makerere University
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How You Can Reach Us For Help In this video, we show you the different ways you can reach us to get help.Email: [email protected] and [email protected] Ticketing System: Log a tic...

03/05/2021

It is always a good practice to check your account is safe. You can do this using https://monitor.firefox.com. Our emails are used to access 90% of our online accounts, be it banking, social media, work systems, etc. Ensure that your account is safe, if it has been breached, Reset.

It is always a good practice to check your account is safe. You can do this using https://monitor.firefox.com. Our emails are used to access 90% of our online accounts, be it banking, social media, work systems, etc. Ensure that your account is safe, if it has been breached, Reset.

03/05/2021

Composer is billed as a tool for dependency management in PHP, enabling easy installation of packages relevant to a project. It also allows users to install PHP applications that are available on Packagist,... Read more ➡️ https://t.co/6N3JUW1gYe?amp=1

Composer is billed as a tool for dependency management in PHP, enabling easy installation of packages relevant to a project. It also allows users to install PHP applications that are available on Packagist,... Read more ➡️ https://t.co/6N3JUW1gYe?amp=1

03/05/2021

Whenever you leave any account logged in especially on an easily accessible computer, you set an open door to your privacy. Hackers don't need much, just you email address or social media account is enough to get you hacked. ALWAYS LOGOUT!

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

Whenever you leave any account logged in especially on an easily accessible computer, you set an open door to your privacy. Hackers don't need much, just you email address or social media account is enough to get you hacked. ALWAYS LOGOUT!

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

03/05/2021

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” If not you, who? If not now, when?
The weather has nothing on you!!
#ChillyMonday
#MondayWins

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” If not you, who? If not now, when?
The weather has nothing on you!!
#ChillyMonday
#MondayWins

30/04/2021

Recent Research reveals that Attacks against firmware are outpacing investments targeted at stopping them. This explains partially why Criminals are continually successful. In this era you have to #OwnYourSecurity and be #BeCyberSmart

Recent Research reveals that Attacks against firmware are outpacing investments targeted at stopping them. This explains partially why Criminals are continually successful. In this era you have to #OwnYourSecurity and be #BeCyberSmart

30/04/2021

Good morning!

Good morning!

27/04/2021

You get an email like this purporting to be from DHL. Embedded within is a malicious document. In our analysis that is being done in Safe Environment(Virtual Machine) We observe that it is important to use a Web browser that is Up to date. The warning when downloaded shows that it is a dangerous file, you are asked to Discard it. Such files are executable and the moment they have their way in your computer, you will have allowed them to install a backdoor access.
#BeCyberSmart

You get an email like this purporting to be from DHL. Embedded within is a malicious document. In our analysis that is being done in Safe Environment(Virtual Machine) We observe that it is important to use a Web browser that is Up to date. The warning when downloaded shows that it is a dangerous file, you are asked to Discard it. Such files are executable and the moment they have their way in your computer, you will have allowed them to install a backdoor access.
#BeCyberSmart

27/04/2021

Logic bombs also called slag code are malicious codes that lie dormant on your computer. They are triggered by the user's action and next your computer or entire network in attacked. Tips To avoid such attacksDown pointing backhand index

#BeCyberSmart #OwnYourSecurity

Logic bombs also called slag code are malicious codes that lie dormant on your computer. They are triggered by the user's action and next your computer or entire network in attacked. Tips To avoid such attacksDown pointing backhand index

#BeCyberSmart #OwnYourSecurity

27/04/2021

Good Morning Makerere University
"The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our ATTITUDE. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."
#ThriveWithUs

Good Morning Makerere University
"The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our ATTITUDE. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."
#ThriveWithUs

26/04/2021

Online file converters offer convenience at the cost of privacy. Further more it can be easier sources of malware, If you are working with a company's files or sensitive personal data, consider using your local machine to convert files.

#OwnYourSecurity #BeCyberSmart

Online file converters offer convenience at the cost of privacy. Further more it can be easier sources of malware, If you are working with a company's files or sensitive personal data, consider using your local machine to convert files.

#OwnYourSecurity #BeCyberSmart

26/04/2021

"System Update" App hosted on third-party app stores spies on users while posing to offer system updates. Beware of such apps, always download from the official app stores.

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

"System Update" App hosted on third-party app stores spies on users while posing to offer system updates. Beware of such apps, always download from the official app stores.

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

26/04/2021

Latest Cyber Threat: FlixOnline Poses as Netflix with intention to steal WhatsApp Conversations Data by promising two months of premium Netflix subscription for free due to the pandemic. Don't just download apps, use these tips⬇

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

Latest Cyber Threat: FlixOnline Poses as Netflix with intention to steal WhatsApp Conversations Data by promising two months of premium Netflix subscription for free due to the pandemic. Don't just download apps, use these tips⬇

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

26/04/2021

A USB cable is one thing rarely forgotten behind today, Hackers are taking advantage of this by providing USB sockets intended to steal your personal data as you plugin to the sockets in public facilities. Don't be a victim of Juice Hacking!

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

A USB cable is one thing rarely forgotten behind today, Hackers are taking advantage of this by providing USB sockets intended to steal your personal data as you plugin to the sockets in public facilities. Don't be a victim of Juice Hacking!

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

26/04/2021

Dear @MakerereU Students, after creating your webmail account, You can now access the account by following the procedures below or watching this video to guide you. ➡ https://youtube.com/watch?v=Rn0q_onafdY

Dear @MakerereU Students, after creating your webmail account, You can now access the account by following the procedures below or watching this video to guide you. ➡ https://youtube.com/watch?v=Rn0q_onafdY

26/04/2021

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

23/04/2021

Be cautious while downloading any mobile applications, check out the reviews and be sure to download from legit app stores.

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

Be cautious while downloading any mobile applications, check out the reviews and be sure to download from legit app stores.

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

23/04/2021

Cyberbullying is a serious crime in Uganda.
https://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/understanding-cyber-bullying

#StopCyberBullying

Cyberbullying is a serious crime in Uganda.
https://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/understanding-cyber-bullying

#StopCyberBullying

23/04/2021

One of the biggest risks that come with using the online space is online bullying. One in three young people in 30 countries said they have been a victim of online bullying--UNICEF. What makes cyberbullying so dangerous is the fact that in most cases, the incidents are hardly understood and so hardly reported. LEARN MORE HERE➡https://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/understanding-cyber-bullying

#stopcyberbullying
#ItStartsWithYou

One of the biggest risks that come with using the online space is online bullying. One in three young people in 30 countries said they have been a victim of online bullying--UNICEF. What makes cyberbullying so dangerous is the fact that in most cases, the incidents are hardly understood and so hardly reported. LEARN MORE HERE➡https://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/understanding-cyber-bullying

#stopcyberbullying
#ItStartsWithYou

23/04/2021

Compromised passwords are often the cause of Data breaches and Identity theft. Be very cautious while creating passwords especially of your organization's accounts. Hints 👇

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

Compromised passwords are often the cause of Data breaches and Identity theft. Be very cautious while creating passwords especially of your organization's accounts. Hints 👇

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

23/04/2021

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

22/04/2021

Latest mobile phone software versions provide certain new features, and also fix bugs, security threats and patch the security holes. Be sure not to ignore update alerts!

#BeCyberSmart

Latest mobile phone software versions provide certain new features, and also fix bugs, security threats and patch the security holes. Be sure not to ignore update alerts!

#BeCyberSmart

22/04/2021

Defending against insider attackers can be very challenging since they have approved access privileges that makes it hard to distinguish between legitimate and malicious uses of their accounts. Keep monitoring their activities.

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

Defending against insider attackers can be very challenging since they have approved access privileges that makes it hard to distinguish between legitimate and malicious uses of their accounts. Keep monitoring their activities.

#BeCyberSmart
#OwnYourSecurity

22/04/2021

Using #AIMS has been made easier. Partying faceHugging face
AIMS has been integrated with WhatsApp messaging platform to enhance communication and direct delivery of important notifications to students. Learn how to integrate your Student Portal to your WhatsApp.
https://answers.mak.ac.ug/support-and-training/aims-whatsapp-students-services-guide

Using #AIMS has been made easier. Partying faceHugging face
AIMS has been integrated with WhatsApp messaging platform to enhance communication and direct delivery of important notifications to students. Learn how to integrate your Student Portal to your WhatsApp.
https://answers.mak.ac.ug/support-and-training/aims-whatsapp-students-services-guide

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