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Privacy and Personal Assistant Devices

Posted on by tzuchinc

Voice-activated personal assistants such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana are on the rise. While these smart devices bring convenience, they may also bring privacy concerns Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (February 14)

Posted on by beltzer

Please be aware that USC account holders are receiving the phish listed below. If you believe you have received additional phish that are not listed below, please report them by emailing security@usc.edu. Users have reported receiving messages from ADP Portal … Continue reading

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Recent Phishing Campaigns (January 31)

Posted on by beltzer

Many users have reported receiving phishing emails that claim to be from senior USC administrators. These phish share the following characteristics: They ask you to open PDF attachments or click embedded links to access important or encrypted information. They contain … Continue reading

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Employment Scam Targeting College Students

Posted on by mechling

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert about ongoing employment scams targeting college students. The scam works by advertising fake job opportunities on college employment websites or by sending fake job announcements to students via their school email … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates (January 2017)

Posted on by mechling

Microsoft Microsoft released one critical security updates for Windows and Adobe Flash Player. This update addresses vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released three additional updates, which it classified as important, for Windows, Edge, Office, and Office Services and Web … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates (December 2016)

Posted on by mechling

Microsoft Microsoft released six critical security updates for Windows, Explorer, Edge, and Office. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released six additional updates, which it classified as important, for Windows and .NET Framework. For more information … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (December 13, 2016)

Posted on by mbordas

Many users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not open the attached document or reply to the message. Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (November 22)

Posted on by beltzer

Many users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not click the link or reply to the message. If you have replied, followed the link, or supplied login information, change your USC password as … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates (November 2016)

Posted on by mechling

Microsoft Microsoft released six critical security updates for Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Flash Player. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released eight additional updates, which it classified as important, for Windows, Office, and SQL … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (November 2, 2016)

Posted on by mechling

Users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not click the link or reply to the message. If you have replied, followed the link, or supplied login information, change your USC password as soon … Continue reading

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