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IT Newslett for Students - Nov 2016
for StudentsNov 2016

NP Student VPN

NP Student VPN is a VPN service for students to access secured student resources and applications from home or any remote site. Students would need to be connected to NP Student VPN especially when they access Library eResources or when they are overseas.

Students may obtain more information regarding how to setup Student VPN by clicking HERE or scanning the QR code below:
NP Student VPN QR Code

Phishing Emails

Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information like names, passwords and credit card information, often for malicious intent.  Nowadays, phishing emails also contain malicious program called ransomware.

Ransomware can disable your computer or lock up your files until you pay the attacker the ransom demanded.

Protect yourself.  Look out for tell-tale signs to help you identify phishing emails.

  • Sender's display name is different compared to the sender's email address shown in the email header.
  • Suspicious, urgent, and threatening message.
  • Link or website URL which does not reflect the content of the email. You may mouse-over/hover on the hyperlink to view the web address.

Tell-tale signs of phishing emails
You can avoid phishing emails using the SUNDAE method:

  • Spelling errors and bad grammar are common.
  • Urgent or threatening message may be present.
  • Never click on any link but hover your mouse over to view the website address.
  • Do not trust the display name and check the email address.
  • Attachment could be malicious.
  • Email signature is usually fictitious.


System Maintenance

  • Network Maintenance


    5th Nov 2016

    8.00am – 6.00pm

Slow Internet access on campus during the maintenance period.

  • NPal2 Student Services


    6th Nov 2016

    9.00am – 4.00pm

All NPal2 services will be unavailable during maintenance period.

Please email to should you require further information or clarification.

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