The recent unintended sharing of some SSNs at USU is a reminder that we all need to know what Private Sensitive Information (PSI) we have and use on the job, and how best to protect it.
Internet Skeptic Blog
Feb 9, 2015
When hackers get into a well known system and obtain passwords, they often get enough information to try some of those same passwords on other systems. You can thwart them and protect yourself, by using different passwords for different purposes.
Jun 11, 2014
If you are already worried about theft of your banking, tax and other financial info, add to the list what the bad guys could do to your medical records if they impersonate you for medical treatment and payments!
Jun 10, 2014
"Cryptowall" is a malicious program that will encrypt all of your files and SELL you the decryption key. It is being deployed in "spear phish" messages with zipped or executable attachments, or even links to shared files. The email often claims to be an unexpected FAX or UPS delivery notification.
When phishers get bored with the "exceeded quota" message, they may try a "did you just login from Pakistan?" message to get you to enter your password on their fake login page.
Apr 15, 2014
Our OWA login page has a little reminder to help you get in the habit of checking the web address so you aren't fooled by a hoax site.
Well, no, but sort of.
Maybe not. See our email filtering stats for the past 12 months here.
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
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.