IT Safety and Security
Up-to-date software must be installed before connecting to the network. The University offers Sophos Anti-Virus free for all members at https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/software Login using your SSO userid and download the appropriate client
This offers additional protection against spyware, trackers and such like. Recommended free-to-use versions include Spybot Search and Destroy (https:// www. safer-networking.org/dl/) or MalwareBytes (https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/).
Make sure the OS on your device is set to download the latest security updates. Unpatched systems are at risk of the latest Trojan attacks.
Phishing emails are usually devised to try and obtain personal information such as usernames and/or passwords, or financial information such as banking details. Common fake emails pretending to be from the University are aimed at obtaining your SSO user details by claiming you need to login and ‘verify' your account, that your mailbox is nearly full, or that your password is about to expire.
There are, however, some obvious ways to distinguish between fake and genuine emails.
Things to note in a fake email:
- Not sent from an Oxford email address
- Links to follow are not Oxford addresses
- Use of exclamation marks and other emphatic wording to act soon.
- Not addressed to you personally. No indication that the sender knows your SSO/userid.
- Vague details about the sender.
- Poor English. Look out for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.
Things to note in a genuine email:
- Addressed to you by name.
- Sender knows and uses SSO/userid.
- Gives specific information that can be checked by you.
- Genuine Oxford links often with personalised information. Hover over a link to verify it actually points where it claims.
- It may contain a link to instructions on how to reset a forgotten password, not a request to email a password back to the sender.
- It will provide lots of ways to contact the sender to check if the email is genuine.
7 August 2020Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords
Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.5 August 2020Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society
Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 20208 July 2020Refurbishment of the balcony
This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.
Parties and Dinners12 - 12Sep SepDegree DaySaturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.Lectures and Seminars05 - 05Nov NovMargaret Oliphant and OxfordThursday 5 November - 1:30pm
Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.Parties and Dinners14 - 14Nov NovDegree DaySaturday 14 November - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.