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IT Newslett for Staff - Oct 2013
for Staff Oct 2013

Is "Important Email Verification" genuine?

It is important that we are vigilant whenever we are required to click on links in emails.

Recently, there was an email with the subject "Important Email Verification" that appeared to be from Microsoft Email Support on email accounts verification. A link "CLICK HERE" was provided for online verfication. Hovering over the link reveals a suspicious URL.


  • Before you click on a link in an email, always hover over the link to view the URL.
  • Do not click on the link if it appears to be unfamiliar or suspicious.

Mobile Security

Two simple steps to reduce the risk of cyber threats on our mobile devices.


  • Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when you do not need to use them as attackers could access information on your mobile device through its enabled WiFi or Bluetooth connection.

  • Password protect your mobile device to prevent unauthorised access to the data stored on your device.

More information is available at


Online Identity Security

Your personal data such as email address, Internet banking login and NRIC could be a form of your identity online. If your personal data is disclosed online, malicious users can easily harvest the information and misuse those information or masquerade as you.

To protect yourself, do

  • Refrain from posting personal particulars online.
  • Restrict public's access to your social media profile.

More information is available at


System Maintenance Schedule for Oct 2013

Sat, 5 Oct 2013, 9am to 1pm

NP website, Staff portal and Student portal Maintenance
During the maintenance,

  • Users may experience momentarily slowness when accessing the following URLs:

  • Portal and Web Site owners will not be able to edit or delete content in the systems.


Sat, 5 Oct 2013, 9am to 4pm

The following services will not be accessible from 9am to 4pm:

  • MeL
  • Lotus Notes applications


Sun, 6 Oct 2013, 1pm to 4pm

NPal2 Maintenance
NPal2 HR & FIN system for staff will be unavailable during maintenance on Sun, 6 Oct 2013 from 1pm to 4pm for the application of security patches.


Fri, 27 Sep 2013, 6pm to Tue, 8 Oct 2013, 8am

NPal Student Admin System closed for Upgrading
The NPal Student Admin system is closed for upgrading and NPal2 Campus Solutions will go-live on 8 Oct 2013.


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please email to should you require further information or clarification.

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