We received a repeat of the Jan 16th phish that resulted in a couple of Direct Deposit changes in Banner. The message went to the same recipients - USU professors listed in their department website's faculty directory page. Although the message seems credible, the link goes to a hacked ...Click here for more
Computer Security Threats
Feb 12, 2014
This one was more generic than the previous two reported on this blog, but was specific to USU and sent to about 3800 addresses here. They really want to get into USU resources. Don't let them!
Feb 1, 2014
This morning (Feb 1) over 200 USU employees received a phish message seeking your login credentials for Self Service Banner (SSB) with the apparent intent of changing your Direct Deposit information.
You should know the Skeptical Hover Technique and how to tell where a web address really goes.
Jan 17, 2014
USU was hit with 137 targeted phish messages that took gullible victims to a copy of the USU Banner login page on a Russian webserver. Many more at USU almost got the message but the spammer had many badly formatted email addresses.
Dec 12, 2013
As always, we encourage everyone to turn off their computer (and printer, etc) before leaving for the holiday break. No sense leaving them on for hackers to play with! And a Youtube video bonus.
The SANS Internet Storm Center is seeking reports of fake tech support calls to better document the variety of call strategies and their goals and success.
Microsoft will no longer provide security patches for Windows XP after April 2014. Hackers will have free run. Will you still be using Windows XP then? Not if you know what is good for your computer.
Oct 25, 2013
Cryptolocker is a virus that will encrypt your files and offers to decrypt them again if you pay their ransom. Cryptolocker is most often delivered as an attachment to a fake banking, delivery or scanned image message.
Oct 24, 2013
1. Pathetic Passwords 2. Peeping ROM 3. USB Stick Up 4. Phish Biting 5. Reckless Abandon 6. Hooking Up With Another Wi-Fi 7. A Little Too Social