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Monthly Archives: May 2012

QR Codes: Scanner Beware

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QR, or quick response, codes are barcode-like images that you scan with your mobile devices. Often found on billboards and other outdoor advertisements, scanning these codes points your mobile device to a website or app that will provide more information … Continue reading

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Office of Compliance Introduces Information Security Education Program

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The USC Office of Compliance has launched a website that offers online education on information security issues. This PDF-based course covers topics such as what information security is, how you can better protect and secure USC information, and what to … Continue reading

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Spammers Turn to SMS Texts In Latest Scam

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You may have recently received text messages on your phone that claim you are eligible for a free iPad or other prize. These texts say that all you need to do to claim your prize is click the included link. … Continue reading

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Adobe Releases Security Fix for Latest Flash Exploit

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Adobe has issued a patch to fix an exploit is being used to take control of PCs running the Windows operating system. This malware is specifically targeted users of Internet Explorer, although Adobe is urging anyone running the Mac, Linux, … Continue reading

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