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 Service Desk 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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Contact

Phone: 797-1804

Email:
security@usu.edu

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Internet Skeptic Blog

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

Fake Social Security Statement email

Fake Social Security Statement email

The Social Security Administration is sending out its annual reminders and phishing scammers are right on their heels with fake copies, trying to get your SSN.

Library Phish Uses Copy of USU Login Page

Library Phish Uses Copy of USU Login Page

Overnight we received a fake account expiration email notice for the USU Library. The recipient is instructed to go to what looks like a Library login link that goes instead to a fake copy of the USU Login Page.

Computer Security Threats

Impersonating Administrators for Fund Transfers

Impersonating Administrators for Fund Transfers

Scammers can find contact info for Administrators and their Business Officers. A Forged email can be constructed requesting the Business Officer to make a fund or wire transfer. Do you know the clues that will reveal the mischief?