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New Payroll Phishing Warning (May 8)

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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 (April 26)

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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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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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January Security Updates

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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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Apple Security Updates for December

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Apple has released a series of security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple software products in including iOS, watchOS, and Mac OS High Sierra. See this December 6 post on the Department of Homeland Security’s website for additional information and … Continue reading

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The Latest in the Debate over Social Media Privacy

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Curious about where the personal information you post on Facebook is going? Check out this Sophos blog post for a quick take on continuing challenges to user privacy at Facebook. Continue reading

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June Security Updates

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Microsoft Microsoft recently released security updates for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Silverlight, Skype for Business, and Adobe Flash Player. For more information about these updates, see the Microsoft Security Update Guide at portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance. Cisco Cisco recently released a security update … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning #2 (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 menu … Continue reading

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Microsoft to End Support for Windows Vista

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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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Phishing Warning (February 14)

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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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