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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Using Personal Hotspots

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Many smartphones and cellular modems have the ability to act as personal Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing you to connect laptops and other devices to the internet through a cellular connection. Before activating a personal hotspot, however, you should take care to … Continue reading

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Reporting Forged and Malicious Sites

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Current and patched versions of the major web browsers often include security features that warn you if you attempt to navigate to websites with known or suspected security risks, such as spoofed sites or sites hosting malware.  However, if your … Continue reading

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Reporting a Phishing Email

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If you receive an email that you suspect is a phish and would like to report it to the ITS security team, please forward the email, including all header information, to security@usc.edu. ITS may be able to use the information … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for July 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for July 2013.  Microsoft released seven security bulletins for Windows, Internet Explorer, and several other products. Six of the bulletins fix vulnerabilities that are considered critical as they could allow remote code execution on your machine. For … Continue reading

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