If you get email containing an unexpected docx or xlsx attachment, the attachment might contain a malicious macro. Don't let the macro run on your computer!
Computer Security Threats
Jan 26, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
Tis the season for IRS scams and they can come in email or by phone.
Jan 15, 2015
Now that phishing spammers are back from their holiday vacation, evil email attachments are on the upswing. They may pretend to be package delivery notices, invoices, tax audits, or other good or bad news. But they end up being bearers of banking trojans or other malware.
Dec 1, 2014
'Tis The Season for all sorts of Internet mischief including fake delivery notices, fake invoices, fake charities, malware in holiday-theme attachments, and more.
While the USU IT System Administration Team (and others around campus) are busy patching enterprise and other central services, we offer some online explanations of the most recently discovered old vulnerability.
Sep 11, 2014
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!]
Around noon on Tuesday, September 2, about 50 people (mostly professors and graduate research assistants) got a notification that access to ILLiad was expiring soon.
Jun 10, 2014
Phishers may construct a COPY of a USU login page and place it on another server. If they convince you to login there, they will have your password!
We have received several reports of outside calls claiming to be Microsoft Tech Support detecting a virus on your computer. Don't believe it for a minute!
Apr 11, 2014
The OpenSSL/Heartbleed bug has been in the news and at USU as well. We have protected our central systems; you should update all of your passwords and take the opportunity to start using a Password Manager.