Technical upgrades for MeL was completed successfully on 20 Sep 2017.
Look out for the new logout screen and sign out features below.
New MeL feature – Logout Screen
When you log out from MeL, you will be redirected to Logout screen.
Please click on the “End SSO Session” button to ensure that you log off from MeL session completely.
Otherwise, you may encounter issues logging into MeL subsequently.
Should you encounter
“Sign On Error!” when logging into MeL, you can try to
a) Logout from
clear any active session.
b) Clear your browser’s cache and try to
re-login to MeL.
You may refer to the following link on how to clear your browser’s cache:
Support@np.edu.sg if you still encounter similar issue after following the steps.
eMail Security Enhancement - Postmaster
NP’s email system will hold back suspected spam emails in the server and send notification email to the Staff for further action. You will receive email from email@example.com with the subject "[Postmaster] Messages on hold for firstname.lastname@example.org"
The actions listed in the notification email are as below:-
By choosing the appropriate action, you will be able to control unknown or suspicious emails from going to your mailbox.
Sample spam notification email from NP’s email system:
Reminder: Phishing Email
NP experienced a recent spate of phishing emails sent to colleagues, and purported to be from our senior management. Phishing emails cannot be fully prevented as new malicious sites appear on the Internet all the time.
Be watchful for tell-tale signs and do not follow the instructions in the phishing email.
What to do with phishing email
Adobe Flash EOL by end 2020
Adobe plans to end support and distribution of Flash and Flash Player by the end of 2020.In other words, there will be NOT be any security patches, maintenance of OS and browser compatibility after 2020.
Before end 2020, schools and depts will need to:
More information available:
Bluetooth Vulnerability – Switch off Device’s Bluetooth when NOT in-use
Recently, a Bluetooth vulnerability – Blueborne, was reported that it could potentially expose millions of devices to remote attack. Blueborne allows attackers to gain access to your device (PC, mobile phone, IoT device etc.) via Bluetooth connection.
However, Blueborne can only target devices within range of the hackers, and only devices with Bluetooth turned on.
The simplest protection is to switch Bluetooth off when not in-use.
CCleaner Malware Hack
CCleaner is a popular utility software that is widely downloaded and installed to clean potentially unwanted files or invalid programs entries.
Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner’s security to inject malicious codes into the app and distribute it to millions of users. The code allows hackers to download and execute other malicious software (ransomware, keylogger, PC viruses etc) in your computer.
If you have installed this CCleaner software previously on NICE notebook, please drop by the IT Helpdesk to uninstall the software.