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Protecting Your Location Information in Facebook

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Every time you use Facebook to check in at a restaurant or post a selfie at a popular landmark, you are sharing information about your current location with other Facebook users. While posting about your current status may help you … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (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 theĀ Popular Topics … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (December 13, 2016)

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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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May 5 is World Password Day

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The first Thursday of every May is World Password Day, when users are encouraged to brush up on their password security practices. Read on for some useful password tips.

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Phishing email and support call warning (February 11)

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Many users have reported receiving phish emails and customer support calls over the past several days. Phish support calls Some staff members have reported receiving a phone call from a person claiming to be from ITS and asking them to … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning 2016-02-10

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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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Recent Security Updates

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Microsoft recently released six critical updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Edge, Silverlight, Exchange, and more. These updates correct vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution and memory corruption, as well as allow malicious users to bypass Windows security features. Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (November 13)

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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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Phishing Warning 2015-11-02

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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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Choosing Secure Passwords through Poetry

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Users and security researchers have long struggled with the problem of coming up with passwords that are both easy to remember and difficult to crack. Two computationalĀ linguists from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have come up with a unique … Continue reading

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