Monthly Archive for June, 2012

Accessing Your Employee Email Archive

Davenport University utilizes an advanced archiving solution to assist all employees with managing their email. This archive ensures that if you accidentally delete an email you can retrieve it from the archive.

Once you realize you have deleted a needed email and that email has already been purged from DMail’s trash, you can recover it from your personal archive by:
Clicking on the “Archive” icon in the upper-right corner of the Faculty or Staff Connection page.

Next, click on the “Archive” tab.

Then, enter appropriate search terms, making certain to select an appropriate date to search.

For example, the following parameters would find all messages from “security_admin@davenport.edu” containing the word “archive” received in the last week.

The individual messages in the search results can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate message’s subject in the “Subject/Summary” column.
Once you are finished viewing an individual message, return to the search results by selecting “Search Results” in the upper-left corner.

To recover one or more messages from your archive, select the appropriate message(s)

and then select the “Recover” button on the right

LinkedIn Password Leak

There are numerous news stories regarding passwords posted online purporting to be from LinkedIn. Though not yet confirmed by LinkedIn themselves others have confirmed finding the SHA-1 hash of their long, secure, password used only for that service in the list.

At this point it appears that the attackers are working from a list of SHA-1 hashes, it is advisable to change your LinkedIn password if it is short, simple, or composed of dictionary words.

Scam alert: there have been scam messages circulating that encourage you to update your password by following their link. Those links are typically malicious and should not be used for updating account information.
Always remember when changing passwords to visit the actual site and use their password update features from there, never follow a link.

*Update* LinkedIn has confirmed the leak and taken steps to reset effected accounts. More details here.