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Resources for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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There are many ways you can protect yourself online, and October—National Cybersecurity Awareness Month—is the perfect time to learn about them. Continue reading

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Getting Help Dealing with Identity Theft

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The Federal Trade Commission provides valuable information about how to report and recover from identity theft. Continue reading

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Malware Warnings: Fruitfly and Broadpwn

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The malware program Fruitfly continues to affect Mac systems. Fruitfly, first discovered in early 2017, is particularly concerning because it gives hackers remote control over an infected computer, allowing them to access files, take webcam photos, and record screenshots and … Continue reading

Posted in Malware, Security Updates |

Phishing Warning (July 10)

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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, clicked the link in the message, or entered any information on the linked Google Forms … Continue reading

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“Petya” Ransomware Warning

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Earlier this week, a major cyberattack hit government agencies and businesses in Europe and around the world using a type of malware referred to as Petya. Petya is similar to the recent WannaCry attack in that it appears to infect computers with … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Malware |

Google Docs Phishing Warning

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On May 3, a large phishing campaign launched targeting Google Docs users. Users reported receiving a phish email disguised to look like a request to view a Google Docs file. Continue reading

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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

Posted in Education, Facebook, Privacy |

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 the 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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