CCIT This Week: RCD Virtual Town Hall, updates to DUO Mobile prompt, Quality Matters overview with Clemson Online

Tara Stone, CCIT Communications
December 4, 2023

CCIT This Week: Tips, news, and what's happening this week in CCITWelcome to CCIT This Week, where we give you a rundown of news, tips, upcoming maintenance and more. This page will be updated throughout the week. Follow us on Twitter @ClemsonIT for daily information and timely updates.


Changes in DUO Mobile’s notification prompt.
 Last week, a new iteration of the DUO Mobile prompt, DUO Universal Prompt, was introduced, offering a faster, more user-friendly log-in process with even better security. Those using DUO Mobile will continue to log-in and authenticate as usual, with no further actions required.

Increase in major phishing incidents impacting campus!
CCIT and the Office of Information Security are warning the campus community to remain on high alert when viewing emails or text messages. In the past week, Clemson faculty and staff have been sent a malicious payroll email and the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) alerted individuals about fraudulent text messages

CCIT has begun the second phase of upgrading the architecture for the web-accessible servers.
If you are an administrator for one of these sites, you should have already received an email from CCIT regarding this upgrade. Administrators should review your website and make any necessary changes before go-live on February 29, 2024.

Beware of holiday shopping scams!
The holiday shopping season can be filled with different kinds of scams, so the Office of Information Security wants to ensure you have the reminders and awareness you need to navigate the coming weeks.

Clemson employees are being targeted with a QR Code scam!
Clemson University employees are recently reporting a new QR Code scam email. CCIT’s Security team posted a cybersecurity alert outlining reports of an email claiming to be from Microsoft which includes a QR code listed in the body of the email. The email claims the employee’s “security authenticator” access is “expiring.”

Clemson users now have unlimited access to Adobe’s standard stock assets,
including more than 300 million photos, vector graphics, and illustrations, which can be used in printed materials, websites, presentations, videos, social media, and other creative work.


CCIT’s Research Computing and Data (RCD) will host an interactive Virtual Town Hall on December 6, 2023 from 2 to 3 p.m. to continue sharing information and offering updates.
Attendance of this virtual town hall is encouraged for members of the campus community who may work directly with these topics or are curious to learn more about updates in CCIT’s RCD group. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting.

Learn about the Quality Matters course review process!
Join Clemson Online on Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. for an overview of Quality Matters and the QM course review process at Clemson. You’ll go over review requirements, the QM Rubric, and touch on the related resources available to you at Clemson Online.

December Tech Tip

Did you get a new device over the holidays? If you’re planning to access Clemson systems with it, you may need to activate—or re-activate—Duo. Head to and check out the “Re-Activate your device” or “Manage Devices” buttons. Of course, we’re here to help if you have questions!

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