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June Security Updates

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Microsoft Microsoft recently released security updates for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Silverlight, Skype for Business, and Adobe Flash Player. For more information about these updates, see the Microsoft Security Update Guide at portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance. Cisco Cisco recently released a security update … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning #2 (April 20)

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Many users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not reply or follow the link. If you have responded or clicked the link, change your USC NetID password immediately by going to the Popular Topics menu … Continue reading

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Microsoft to End Support for Windows Vista

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Microsoft will end all support for the decade-old Windows Vista operating system on April 11, 2017. Once support ends, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid support, and online technical content updates for Vista. Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (February 14)

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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)

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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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New Phishing Warning (November 22)

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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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New Phishing Warning (April 18)

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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 clicked the link, or supplied login information, change your USC password as soon … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (December 1)

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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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FBI Issued Warning – Destructive “Wiper” Malware

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The FBI released a warning to a wide range of companies that a U.S. business had experienced a malicious software that wipes data from every hard drive it touches.  This malware (some refer to as “wiper”) overwrites computers beyond the point … Continue reading

Posted in Malware |

Staying Safe Online for Consumers

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The booklet below, ​prepared by the ITS Information Security Office, contains important safety tips for browsing and shopping online. Staying Safe Online For Consumers [PDF]

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