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!
Computer Security Threats
Jun 10, 2014
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.
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.