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Protecting Your Location Information in Facebook

Posted on by mbordas

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 #2 (April 20)

Posted on by beltzer

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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Phishing Warning (April 20)

Posted on by mbordas

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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Recent Phishing Campaigns (April 19)

Posted on by mechling

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: noreply [mailto:noreply-quarantine.2017190406023615.6125F15888BE@acr.org] Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Subject: Email Quarantine: 21 new messages for [USC NetID]@usc.edu Dear [USC NetID]@usc.edu There are 21 new messages in your Email … Continue reading

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Microsoft to End Support for Windows Vista

Posted on by beltzer

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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March Security Updates

Posted on by tzuchinc

Microsoft Microsoft recently released nine critical updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Edge, and more. These updates correct vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution and allow malicious users to bypass Windows security features. Microsoft also released nine additional … Continue reading

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Privacy and Personal Assistant Devices

Posted on by tzuchinc

Voice-activated personal assistants such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana are on the rise. While these smart devices bring convenience, they may also bring privacy concerns Continue reading

Posted in Mobile Devices, Privacy |

Phishing Warning (February 14)

Posted on by beltzer

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)

Posted on by beltzer

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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Employment Scam Targeting College Students

Posted on by mechling

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert about ongoing employment scams targeting college students. The scam works by advertising fake job opportunities on college employment websites or by sending fake job announcements to students via their school email … Continue reading

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