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New Phishing Warning (November 22)

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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 (November 2016)

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Microsoft Microsoft released six critical security updates for Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Flash Player. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released eight additional updates, which it classified as important, for Windows, Office, and SQL … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (November 2, 2016)

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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 soon … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates (October 2016)

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Microsoft Microsoft released six critical security updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, .NET Framework, Office, Skype for Business, Lync, Services and Web Apps, and Adobe Flash Player. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released four additional updates, … Continue reading

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What Are the Risks of Public Wifi?

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity issues. Take some time this month to brush up on your cybersecurity knowledge and protect your digital information. It is common practice to … Continue reading

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How To Tell If a Website Is Secure

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity issues. Take some time this month to brush up on your cybersecurity knowledge and protect your digital information. Before you enter personal information … Continue reading

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Yahoo Encourages Users to Change Passwords

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Yahoo released a statement warning users that over 500 million account credentials – including passwords, telephone numbers, and security questions and answers – were compromised during a data breach dating back to 2014. Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and is … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates (September 2016)

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Microsoft Microsoft released seven critical security updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Office Services and Web Apps, and Exchange. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released seven additional updates, which it classified as important, for Windows. … Continue reading

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What Is Encryption?

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What is encryption? Encryption is a security measure that scrambles information so that it becomes unrecognizable. Decoding the gibberish requires a specific key. Encryption is used to protect data sent across networks, ensuring that the data can’t be tampered with in … Continue reading

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Dropbox Encourages Users to Change Passwords

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Dropbox released a statement warning users that 68 million account credentials were compromised during a data breach dating back to 2012. Dropbox has emailed all users believed to be affected by the breach and initiated a password reset for those … Continue reading

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