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.
Computer Security Threats
Apr 11, 2014
Can we talk you into upgrading? No? Read this!
Feb 12, 2014
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
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.