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New Phishing Warning (June 28)

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USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: “ITS Support” <xxxxxx@usc.edu> Sent: June 27, 2018 Subject: University of Southern California Hi, xxxxxx@usc.edu The password for your University of Southern California Account, ********, was recently changed. If … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (May 7)

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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: Monday, May 7, 2018 Subject: [USC Canvas]: New Course (USCNetID@usc.edu) You Have 1 Unread Important Message … Continue reading

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

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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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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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Is Your Facebook Account Protected by Two-Factor Authentication?

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

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May Security Updates

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Microsoft Microsoft recently released security updates for Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows, Office, Office Services and Web Apps, NET Framework, Adobe Flash Player, and Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. For more information about these updates, see the Microsoft Security Update Guide at https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance. Apple … Continue reading

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“Wanna Cry” Ransomware Warning

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A dangerous form of malware is circulating across the globe in the form of a PDF email attachment. Users who open the attachment are exposed to the “Wanna Cry” ransomware, which encrypts all the files on the target computer. Wanna … Continue reading

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April Security Updates

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Microsoft Microsoft recently released security updates for Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows, Office, Office Services and Web Apps, Visual Studio for Mac, .NET Framework, Silverlight, and Adobe Flash Player. For more information about these updates, see the Microsoft Security Update Guide at https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance. … Continue reading

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Recent Phishing Campaigns (April 19)

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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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Employment Scam Targeting College Students

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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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