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avante
Dear Micronet, Webnet, and WebAccess members,

Below is the summer 2012 edition of the iNewsletter.  The iNewsletter is an email newsletter published by UC Berkeley's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and is a digest of campus IT news articles published in iNews (http://inews.berkeley.edu/), the OCIO's online source for campus-related information technology news.

The iNewsletter is published four times a year.  Our intent is to forward this newsletter to Micronet and Webnet each quarter, however if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter directly, you are welcome to do so by going to http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=w7sac8dab&p=oi&m=1103640939414.

Thank you.

Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]

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iNewsletter
Information technology news for UC Berkeley
Vol. 3, No. 3: Summer 2012
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Google calendar and email migration

bCal logo
  • More than 5,000 CalAgenda users were successfully migrated to bCal, Berkeley's new Google-based calendar solution. 
  • New faculty, staff, and students are being provided with Google Apps accounts, to include bMail, bCal, and Google Docs.

     

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Privacy awareness training

  • The Berkeley Privacy Office has developed a new privacy awareness course for all campus faculty and staff.  
  • "Fair Information Practice Principles" (FIPPs) focuses on the five privacy practice principles set forth by the Federal Trade Commission for protecting personal information.
  • The training is available in the UC Learning Center.
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Changes to campus-supported cellular service

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  • Effective December 1, 2012, AT&T and Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive providers of cellular devices and plans offered through IST for University-owned cell phones.  
  • Departments wanting to switch to AT&T or Verizon Wireless, or remain with other carriers, must take action by December 1.

     

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 Berkeley Web Accessibility Initiative

  • Do It the Berkeley W.A.I. is UC Berkeley's web accessibility initiative, introduced as part of a larger systemwide electronic accessibility effort.
  • The initiative promotes electronic environments that are welcoming and responsive to everyone, particularly individuals with disabilities.
  • Accessibility Management Platform, a web accessibility-testing tool by SSB BART Group, is available for use courtesy of UCOP.
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Winners of Adobe T-shirt Design Contest announced

2012 T-shirt contest winner
  • Berkeley students were invited to enter a T-shirt design contest.
  • Designs were required to be Cal-themed and created using Adobe's Creative Suite products.
  • Mechanical Engineering major David Shulman incorporated elements of the periodic table in his $2,500 grand prize-winning design.

     

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More articles

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IT Security Tip
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iNewsletter is a digest of the top articles recently published in iNews, UC Berkeley's information technology online news service. iNewsletter and UC Berkeley iNews are services of the Office of the CIO - IT Communications.

 

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Re: [Micronet] iNewsletter Summer 2012

Christopher Brooks
Nice newsletter, but why do the URLs say one thing and point elsewhere?

<a =
track=3D"on" shape=3D"rect" =
href=3D"http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=3D001M6zvVs5eL557tuKcpcPUeDGFevWRlYkcL=
WZapDvM4NYtrRr5gHh6DZovyzu94vV_i-ZlZW-V8Stcz652ZBXuQ9pPOYextspr0U74muEluSO=
AA4vb7XD5uCPuIc6Q4AAr1rb6imJA97Sk6QafNVo3nYgmQRTPR8bksUOpojb0zOMzHtdlqJOh_=
BE4EQRiKniRC_VzPw9gDI6sIf_WbuUN2IjO0vIoWM_0mhUoUlM2X1uwv77LPagoaVd-sqrPpUO=
wpDpK5r_3VQnT4EwUmBEw-f7Wv5Gadv2vMTOYW9_GGYbTjaVU1w-mkQ=3D=3D" =
linktype=3D"link" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"color: blue; =
text-decoration: none; =
">https://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jul-Aug2012/bConnected</a>

This message look like a phishing attack.

_Christopher

On 9/6/12 2:35 PM, IT Communications wrote:
Dear Micronet, Webnet, and WebAccess members,

Below is the summer 2012 edition of the iNewsletter.  The iNewsletter is an email newsletter published by UC Berkeley's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and is a digest of campus IT news articles published in iNews (http://inews.berkeley.edu/), the OCIO's online source for campus-related information technology news.

The iNewsletter is published four times a year.  Our intent is to forward this newsletter to Micronet and Webnet each quarter, however if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter directly, you are welcome to do so by going to http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=w7sac8dab&p=oi&m=1103640939414.

Thank you.

Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]

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avante
Hi Christopher,

Thanks for calling this to our attention.  It's not supposed to do that.  Well, you *are* supposed to get routed to the listed URLs via the tracking mechanism the Constant Contact (the vendor we use for the newsletter) uses, but you are supposed to end up at the listed URL.

I will look into this.

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Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]



On Sep 6, 2012, at 2:42 PM, Christopher Brooks wrote:

Nice newsletter, but why do the URLs say one thing and point elsewhere?

<a =
track=3D"on" shape=3D"rect" =
href=3D"http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=3D001M6zvVs5eL557tuKcpcPUeDGFevWRlYkcL=
WZapDvM4NYtrRr5gHh6DZovyzu94vV_i-ZlZW-V8Stcz652ZBXuQ9pPOYextspr0U74muEluSO=
AA4vb7XD5uCPuIc6Q4AAr1rb6imJA97Sk6QafNVo3nYgmQRTPR8bksUOpojb0zOMzHtdlqJOh_=
BE4EQRiKniRC_VzPw9gDI6sIf_WbuUN2IjO0vIoWM_0mhUoUlM2X1uwv77LPagoaVd-sqrPpUO=
wpDpK5r_3VQnT4EwUmBEw-f7Wv5Gadv2vMTOYW9_GGYbTjaVU1w-mkQ=3D=3D" =
linktype=3D"link" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"color: blue; =
text-decoration: none; =
">https://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jul-Aug2012/bConnected</a>

This message look like a phishing attack.

_Christopher

On 9/6/12 2:35 PM, IT Communications wrote:
Dear Micronet, Webnet, and WebAccess members,

Below is the summer 2012 edition of the iNewsletter.  The iNewsletter is an email newsletter published by UC Berkeley's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and is a digest of campus IT news articles published in iNews (http://inews.berkeley.edu/), the OCIO's online source for campus-related information technology news.

The iNewsletter is published four times a year.  Our intent is to forward this newsletter to Micronet and Webnet each quarter, however if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter directly, you are welcome to do so by going to http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=w7sac8dab&p=oi&m=1103640939414.

Thank you.

Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]

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Re: [Micronet] iNewsletter Summer 2012

Nils Ohlson
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My Thunderbird labeled it as "possible scam" and this is clearly why. This is apparently "Constant Contact" again; is there a way (such as whitelist) by which we can allow C.C. for legitimate UCB purposed without allowing in phishing emails?

-Nils
Nils Ohlson
Financial Services Analyst
College of Chemistry Business Office
(510) 642-1325 phone
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On 9/6/2012 2:42 PM, Christopher Brooks wrote:
Nice newsletter, but why do the URLs say one thing and point elsewhere?

<a =
track=3D"on" shape=3D"rect" =
href=3D"http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=3D001M6zvVs5eL557tuKcpcPUeDGFevWRlYkcL=
WZapDvM4NYtrRr5gHh6DZovyzu94vV_i-ZlZW-V8Stcz652ZBXuQ9pPOYextspr0U74muEluSO=
AA4vb7XD5uCPuIc6Q4AAr1rb6imJA97Sk6QafNVo3nYgmQRTPR8bksUOpojb0zOMzHtdlqJOh_=
BE4EQRiKniRC_VzPw9gDI6sIf_WbuUN2IjO0vIoWM_0mhUoUlM2X1uwv77LPagoaVd-sqrPpUO=
wpDpK5r_3VQnT4EwUmBEw-f7Wv5Gadv2vMTOYW9_GGYbTjaVU1w-mkQ=3D=3D" =
linktype=3D"link" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"color: blue; =
text-decoration: none; =
">https://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jul-Aug2012/bConnected</a>

This message look like a phishing attack.

_Christopher

On 9/6/12 2:35 PM, IT Communications wrote:
Dear Micronet, Webnet, and WebAccess members,

Below is the summer 2012 edition of the iNewsletter.  The iNewsletter is an email newsletter published by UC Berkeley's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and is a digest of campus IT news articles published in iNews (http://inews.berkeley.edu/), the OCIO's online source for campus-related information technology news.

The iNewsletter is published four times a year.  Our intent is to forward this newsletter to Micronet and Webnet each quarter, however if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter directly, you are welcome to do so by going to http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=w7sac8dab&p=oi&m=1103640939414.

Thank you.

Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]

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Christopher Brooks, PMP                       University of California
CHESS Executive Director                      US Mail: 337 Cory Hall
Programmer/Analyst CHESS/Ptolemy/Trust        Berkeley, CA 94720-1774
ph: 510.643.9841                                (Office: 545Q Cory)
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Re: [Micronet] iNewsletter Summer 2012

mcstevem
That's how Constant Contact (and other similar email service bureaus) are designed to work: The href attribute they place in the email is a pass-through, which delivers the reader to the desired URL while allowing the sender to capture tracking data about opens, click-throughs, etc. You can avoid the pass-through (and the long, meaningless URL it points to in the email itself) if you turn off tracking within the email service, but that's not a desirable choice from the sender's perspective.

A more effective way around the problem, and one that will get you extra points for accessibility as well, is to not use the URL as text in the email, but rather use the headline or title of the target page. Not only does that avoid "possible scam" warnings from Tbird (because you're no longer announcing one URL while pointing to another), but it gives users of assistive hardware the content and context necessary to understand where the link will take them.

~ Steve
Steve McConnell
Web managing editor, UC Berkeley
[hidden email]
510/643.7789
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
On 9/6/2012 2:57 PM, Nils Ohlson wrote:
My Thunderbird labeled it as "possible scam" and this is clearly why. This is apparently "Constant Contact" again; is there a way (such as whitelist) by which we can allow C.C. for legitimate UCB purposed without allowing in phishing emails?

-Nils
Nils Ohlson
Financial Services Analyst
College of Chemistry Business Office
(510) 642-1325 phone
(510) 642-4313 fax
[hidden email]
On 9/6/2012 2:42 PM, Christopher Brooks wrote:
Nice newsletter, but why do the URLs say one thing and point elsewhere?

<a =
track=3D"on" shape=3D"rect" =
href=3D"http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=3D001M6zvVs5eL557tuKcpcPUeDGFevWRlYkcL=
WZapDvM4NYtrRr5gHh6DZovyzu94vV_i-ZlZW-V8Stcz652ZBXuQ9pPOYextspr0U74muEluSO=
AA4vb7XD5uCPuIc6Q4AAr1rb6imJA97Sk6QafNVo3nYgmQRTPR8bksUOpojb0zOMzHtdlqJOh_=
BE4EQRiKniRC_VzPw9gDI6sIf_WbuUN2IjO0vIoWM_0mhUoUlM2X1uwv77LPagoaVd-sqrPpUO=
wpDpK5r_3VQnT4EwUmBEw-f7Wv5Gadv2vMTOYW9_GGYbTjaVU1w-mkQ=3D=3D" =
linktype=3D"link" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"color: blue; =
text-decoration: none; =
">https://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jul-Aug2012/bConnected</a>

This message look like a phishing attack.

_Christopher

On 9/6/12 2:35 PM, IT Communications wrote:
Dear Micronet, Webnet, and WebAccess members,

Below is the summer 2012 edition of the iNewsletter.  The iNewsletter is an email newsletter published by UC Berkeley's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and is a digest of campus IT news articles published in iNews (http://inews.berkeley.edu/), the OCIO's online source for campus-related information technology news.

The iNewsletter is published four times a year.  Our intent is to forward this newsletter to Micronet and Webnet each quarter, however if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter directly, you are welcome to do so by going to http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=w7sac8dab&p=oi&m=1103640939414.

Thank you.

Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]

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-- 
Christopher Brooks, PMP                       University of California
CHESS Executive Director                      US Mail: 337 Cory Hall
Programmer/Analyst CHESS/Ptolemy/Trust        Berkeley, CA 94720-1774
ph: 510.643.9841                                (Office: 545Q Cory)
home: (F-Tu) 707.665.0131 cell: 707.332.0670 


 
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Re: [Micronet] iNewsletter Summer 2012

Natalie Kato
Thanks Steve.

We'll do that with the iNewsletter going forward.

Natalie
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Natalie Kato
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]
510-642-5205




On Sep 6, 2012, at 3:29 PM, Steve McConnell wrote:

That's how Constant Contact (and other similar email service bureaus) are designed to work: The href attribute they place in the email is a pass-through, which delivers the reader to the desired URL while allowing the sender to capture tracking data about opens, click-throughs, etc. You can avoid the pass-through (and the long, meaningless URL it points to in the email itself) if you turn off tracking within the email service, but that's not a desirable choice from the sender's perspective.

A more effective way around the problem, and one that will get you extra points for accessibility as well, is to not use the URL as text in the email, but rather use the headline or title of the target page. Not only does that avoid "possible scam" warnings from Tbird (because you're no longer announcing one URL while pointing to another), but it gives users of assistive hardware the content and context necessary to understand where the link will take them.

~ Steve
Steve McConnell
Web managing editor, UC Berkeley
[hidden email]
510/643.7789
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
On 9/6/2012 2:57 PM, Nils Ohlson wrote:
My Thunderbird labeled it as "possible scam" and this is clearly why. This is apparently "Constant Contact" again; is there a way (such as whitelist) by which we can allow C.C. for legitimate UCB purposed without allowing in phishing emails?

-Nils
Nils Ohlson
Financial Services Analyst
College of Chemistry Business Office
(510) 642-1325 phone
(510) 642-4313 fax
[hidden email]
On 9/6/2012 2:42 PM, Christopher Brooks wrote:
Nice newsletter, but why do the URLs say one thing and point elsewhere?

<a =
track=3D"on" shape=3D"rect" =
href=3D"http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=3D001M6zvVs5eL557tuKcpcPUeDGFevWRlYkcL=
WZapDvM4NYtrRr5gHh6DZovyzu94vV_i-ZlZW-V8Stcz652ZBXuQ9pPOYextspr0U74muEluSO=
AA4vb7XD5uCPuIc6Q4AAr1rb6imJA97Sk6QafNVo3nYgmQRTPR8bksUOpojb0zOMzHtdlqJOh_=
BE4EQRiKniRC_VzPw9gDI6sIf_WbuUN2IjO0vIoWM_0mhUoUlM2X1uwv77LPagoaVd-sqrPpUO=
wpDpK5r_3VQnT4EwUmBEw-f7Wv5Gadv2vMTOYW9_GGYbTjaVU1w-mkQ=3D=3D" =
linktype=3D"link" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"color: blue; =
text-decoration: none; =
">https://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jul-Aug2012/bConnected</a>

This message look like a phishing attack.

_Christopher

On 9/6/12 2:35 PM, IT Communications wrote:
Dear Micronet, Webnet, and WebAccess members,

Below is the summer 2012 edition of the iNewsletter.  The iNewsletter is an email newsletter published by UC Berkeley's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and is a digest of campus IT news articles published in iNews (http://inews.berkeley.edu/), the OCIO's online source for campus-related information technology news.

The iNewsletter is published four times a year.  Our intent is to forward this newsletter to Micronet and Webnet each quarter, however if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter directly, you are welcome to do so by going to http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=w7sac8dab&p=oi&m=1103640939414.

Thank you.

Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]

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CHESS Executive Director                      US Mail: 337 Cory Hall
Programmer/Analyst CHESS/Ptolemy/Trust        Berkeley, CA 94720-1774
ph: 510.643.9841                                (Office: 545Q Cory)
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Re: [Micronet] iNewsletter Summer 2012

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We are never going to train staff and the public to reject phishing emails when we use methods that are indistinguishable from hacker methods.

Every time we say "no problem, click on the strange link and ignore the warning message", we doom many to compromised systems and identity fraud.

If you absolutely must put links in email, the full URL should be plain and the host name should be properly branded, which for UCB which is the "berkeley.edu" domain. The URL should not contain any mysterious, magic junk, just a plain, clearly understandable URI, e.g. " https://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jul-Aug2012/bConnected". The use of HTTPS is also good.

Companies like Constant Contact and Google have shown no interest in protecting their customers.

Greg

At 02:49 PM 9/6/2012, IT Communications wrote:
Hi Christopher,

Thanks for calling this to our attention.  It's not supposed to do that.  Well, you *are* supposed to get routed to the listed URLs via the tracking mechanism the Constant Contact (the vendor we use for the newsletter) uses, but you are supposed to end up at the listed URL.

I will look into this.

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Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]

On Sep 6, 2012, at 2:42 PM, Christopher Brooks wrote:
Nice newsletter, but why do the URLs say one thing and point elsewhere?

<a =
track=3D"on" shape=3D"rect" =
href=3D"http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=3D001M6zvVs5eL557tuKcpcPUeDGFevWRlYkcL=
WZapDvM4NYtrRr5gHh6DZovyzu94vV_i-ZlZW-V8Stcz652ZBXuQ9pPOYextspr0U74muEluSO=
AA4vb7XD5uCPuIc6Q4AAr1rb6imJA97Sk6QafNVo3nYgmQRTPR8bksUOpojb0zOMzHtdlqJOh_=
BE4EQRiKniRC_VzPw9gDI6sIf_WbuUN2IjO0vIoWM_0mhUoUlM2X1uwv77LPagoaVd-sqrPpUO=
wpDpK5r_3VQnT4EwUmBEw-f7Wv5Gadv2vMTOYW9_GGYbTjaVU1w-mkQ=3D=3D" =
linktype=3D"link" target=3D"_blank"
style=3D"color: blue; =
text-decoration: none; =
">
https://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jul-Aug2012/bConnected
</a>

This message look like a phishing attack.

_Christopher

On 9/6/12 2:35 PM, IT Communications wrote:
Dear Micronet, Webnet, and WebAccess members,

Below is the summer 2012 edition of the iNewsletter.  The iNewsletter is an email newsletter published by UC Berkeley's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and is a digest of campus IT news articles published in iNews (http://inews.berkeley.edu/), the OCIO's online source for campus-related information technology news.

The iNewsletter is published four times a year.  Our intent is to forward this newsletter to Micronet and Webnet each quarter, however if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter directly, you are welcome to do so by going to http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=w7sac8dab&p=oi&m=1103640939414 .

Thank you.

Natalie Kato
iNews / iNewsletter editor
IT Communications
Office of the Chief Information Officer
UC Berkeley
[hidden email]

 
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