Computer Security

Protect Yourself and Your Devices 

When you registered your computer/laptop/pad/tablet/phone in BlueZone to connect to the USU network, you gained access to the abundance of information and services on the internet.  You have also exposed your computer to the mischief and hazards that abound on the internet.  You are your own first line of defense against those ills. You should follow the 8 Steps to Protect Your Computer provided by the IT ServiceDesk and learn here how to be an Internet Skeptic. When your defensive efforts fail, the IT Security Team may be your second line of defense.

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Internet Skeptic Blog

Stay informed on how to keep your computer, devices, and cyber identity secure.

Keeping Track of Different Passwords

Keeping Track of Different Passwords

When hackers get into a well known system and obtain passwords, they often get enough information to try some of those same passwords on other systems. You can thwart them and protect yourself, by using different passwords for different purposes.

What About Medical Identity Theft?

What About Medical Identity Theft?

If you are already worried about theft of your banking, tax and other financial info, add to the list what the bad guys could do to your medical records if they impersonate you for medical treatment and payments!

Computer Security Threats

Another Ransomware Scam Bites the Dust

Another Ransomware Scam Bites the Dust

The latest file-encrypting ransomware, TorrentLocker, has been unlocked by researchers, but the bad guys will tighten up their tool for next time. [Next time arrived!]