We have been receiving many fake IRS messages that claim you need to create an "e-refund" account to receive your tax refund. The scammer will use the information you provide to empty your bank account!
Computer Security Threats
Apr 14, 2013
Are "Paired Phishing" messages the next trick to try to fool you?
You can be "phished" with a phone call, too! You may get a phone call telling you that your computer has been hacked. The caller might want to give you instructions over the phone to "fix" it. Don't listen to him!
Mar 6, 2013
You are waiting for online confirmation of some business transaction. What are the chances that you will get a fake spam message that looks like your business transaction? Not all that small!
Feb 12, 2013
As the filing deadline for US Federal and State income tax reports looms, spammers are trying to fool you into believing their fake messages apparently from the IRS.
If you received a strange message with a friend's name but an unfamiliar Yahoo address, your friend may have been a victim of a cross-site vulnerability that plagued Yahoo for months.
Your laptop, tablet or smart phone can be more valuable to you than the cash in your pocket. Don't let it out of your sight when it's not stored safely at home.
Dec 17, 2012
If you get a new PC under the Christmas Tree, the manufacturer may have disabled Windows Defender in favor of a trial version of some other security product.
December's Microsoft updates include 5 critical and 2 important updates, mostly resolving remote code execution vulnerabilities.
Dec 4, 2012
If your computer won't be doing any useful work for the university while you are gone for the Holiday Break, don't leave it on for the hackers to poke at and play with. This goes for printers, too.