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New Payroll Phishing Warning (May 8)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: payroll@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Subject: New Payroll Information. You have 1 new Important message regarding your … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (May 7)

Posted on by mechling

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: user@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 Subject: [USC Canvas]: New Course (USCNetID@usc.edu) You Have 1 Unread Important Message … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (April 26)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: user@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2017 Subject: [USC Canvas]: Student loan paperwork – SLC and SAAS You Have … Continue reading

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Do You Take Online Quizzes? You Could Be Putting Your Identity at Risk

Posted on by mechling

If you like taking online quizzes, make sure you’re not giving away answers to common security questions. If you announce the name of your first pet publicly, someone could use that information to reset your password on any online account … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Tax Season Phone Scams

Posted on by mbordas

The IRS is aware of a number of scams targeting taxpayers. In one common scam, victims receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller tells the victim that due to a tax form error, … Continue reading

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Video Resources for Information Security Education

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Did you know that information security vendor KnowBe4 has a YouTube channel? Continue reading

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Another 2.4 Million Consumers Impacted by Equifax Breach

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Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced today that they have identified 2.4 million additional consumers that are impacted by the security breach that was originally announced in September of 2017. These consumers had partial driver’s license information exposed, and Equifax … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (Netflix Scam)

Posted on by mbordas

Recently, a new Netflix-themed phish campaign has been making the rounds. In this scam, users receive an email, appearing to be from Netflix, stating that their accounts are on hold due to issues with their billing information. Users who click … Continue reading

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Is Your Facebook Account Protected by Two-Factor Authentication?

Posted on by mechling

If you’re not using two-factor authentication on your Facebook account, you should be. Continue reading

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January Security Updates

Posted on by beltzer

Microsoft Microsoft has released its security update bulletin for January 2018. These updates include fixes for 56 security vulnerabilities and 3 special security advisories including fixes for the Meltdown/Spectre chip vulnerability, an Adobe Flash patch, and a security update for … Continue reading

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