IT News & Events

New website makes it easier to create strong, memorable passwords

All those com#plic$ate%d passwords can now go away. The whole password thing at USU just got a lot easier. It’s no longer necessary to come up with a complicated password that includes lots of numbers, randomly-placed uppercase letters and symbols like these: “@#%^*&.”

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USU employees advised to be on the lookout for ransomware

The success of ransomware attacks recently has created a “gold-rush mentality” among hackers, but, so far, USU has not proven a good destination for “black hat” prospectors.

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Internet Skeptic Blog

Wire transfer fraud targets professional associations too

Wire transfer fraud targets professional associations too

Professional Associations organizing Conferences are another target of wire fraud scams.

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Computer Security Threats

Spear Phish Targets USU

This morning we received about 250 copies of a bogus message forged to appear to be from servicedesk@usu.edu with a link to a fake Outlook-in-the-cloud (Office365) login page.

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