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Using Social Media Safely: Geotagging

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When many digital cameras and smartphones snap a photo or record video, they append information about that photo or video to the digital file. This information, called exchangeable image file format (Exif) data, can include technical details about the camera … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning 2013-08-28

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Many users have reported receiving the following phish email. If you have received the phish, do not reply, click the link, or supply any login information. If you have replied or followed the link, change your USC password as soon … 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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Tips for Shopping Safely Online

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Online shopping is quick and convenient, but could compromise your financial or personal information if you fail to take a few precautions.  Here are some timely tips for shopping safely online. When heading to the online marketplace, only shop at … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Email Switcheroo

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Have you checked the email address listed on your Facebook profile page lately? Chances are, instead of the email address you set on your profile, your email is now listed as ‘randomnumber’@facebook.com. In April, Facebook announced they would be providing … Continue reading

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Securing Your Mobile Device

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With the number of tablets and smartphones in the world on the rise, they are becoming the target of an increasing number of security threats. Below are some links that describe the most common security concerns for mobile devices and … Continue reading

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Summer Cyber Security Reading

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Are you looking to read more on how to keep your computer and all of your personal information secure? Here’s a list of some of our favorite sites that cover cybersecurity topics, from a listing of the latest malware threats … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Your PC: How To Tell If Your Computer Is Infected

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Most of us have experienced a computer that just doesn’t “work right.” Random restarts, screens that lock up at the most inconvenient of times, odd error messages, and a computer that runs as slow as molasses may all be symptoms … Continue reading

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