June 2014


First Ransomware Targeting Android Platform Found

Simplocker is the first confirmed case of ransomware which infects Android devices. It is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on Android devices and asks users for a ransom for file decryption. Take a look at what will happen if your device is compromised and the tips to avoid infection.

Renewal of Microsoft Software Licences for Staff Working on Campus and at Home - Updated Software List

The site licences for a list of commonly-used MS software covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement have been renewed. Staff members can continue to enjoy free use of some popular MS software tools on University-owned PCs as well as their home PCs for work-related purposes. Find out the updated list of software products included in the new agreement.

Computer Equipment Maintenance Service - New Service Provider and Service Hotline

ITS centrally co-ordinates maintenance services for departmental PC systems and peripherals with outside vendors. The service contract for the 2 year period from 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2016 has been awarded to Jardine OneSolution (JOS). Check out the new service hotline and the service hours.


In This Issue

Top 10 Most Commonly-used and Worst Passwords - Are You Using ‘123456’ as Password?
Successful Story of Student Record System (重構大學學生記錄系統) Published in Mainland Publications
New Round of Application for ‘mySystem’ Service of Academic Computing Services (ACS) Starts in July
July Staff IT Training Workshops


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