Adobe lost control of data about 38 million users, including their username and password to access the Adobe site. About 3400 USU users were included. Two issues are important for us: 1) Did anyone at USU use the same password for Adobe and for their A-Number? 2) will we all see more spam because ...Click here for more
Internet Skeptic Blog
Nov 7, 2013
With a combination of reports by Internet Skeptics at USU and filtering rules in the USU email system, we identify numerous phish episodes ("attacks") every day. Most of them consist of just a few copies of the phish message, but occasionally a heavy spam event hits USU.
Aug 29, 2013
What is an NCSAM Champion? At USU, we call it an Internet Skeptic. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it is not a SCAM!
Why do hackers and phishers want to use your email account? Because they can make money in a variety of ways with it. Some of those ways will cost you.
Jun 17, 2013
We are again receiving an abundance of vague spam, usually from hacked yahoo or hotmail accounts. The subject line is the account owner's name and the message contains only a gibberish link.
Before you click on any links on the web or in email, hover your cursor over the link first to see where the link really goes!
Maybe the phishers are working harder because there is money to be made with hacked email and bank accounts. Or maybe there are more Internet Skeptics so the phishers have a lower success rate. Either way, you don't want to be one of their victims.
Apr 11, 2013
Do you have internet ports open to hackers? Use ShieldsUP!! to test your office or home computer.
USU has a good culture of Internet Skepticism. This is re-enforced by reports of phish messages received and warnings sent out to other recipients of those phish messages. But no culture is perfect, and we recently had a phish victim whose account was used to send out 40,000 spam messages.
How do you "harden" Google Chrome against the bad guys?