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Phishing Scams are Getting Even Smarter

It used to be easy to spot a phishing scam. Now, phishing scams are getting smarter and clever. We’ve spent all month talking about phishing scams. Now take the test. Take a look at the email below. At first glance,

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Never Reveal Your Password

  ITS will never ask for your password, especially not in an email. If you ever receive an email asking you to “confirm your account” for any reason, it is a scam. That is a classic phishing scam. They trick

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Gmail Phishing Scam

Recently, Gmail has been the target of phishing scams. A user will receive an email from a fake address, but the name will be familiar. You might think it is your mom because it has her picture, but the address

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Hover, Don’t Click

You just got an email. It looks relatively harmless, but something is nagging you. You weren’t expecting an email from your old boss, and not one like this. You remember what E-town has been telling you about phishing scams. You

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Phishing Scams on Social Media, Text, and the Phone

Personal information threats don’t just come through email anymore. We’ve seen attempts coming through social media scams, text messages (smishing), and phone calls (vishing). These malicious frauds attempt to gain access to your account usernames and passwords, bank account information,

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Phishing for Links

Recently, E-town was the target of a major phishing scam. Many users failed to recognize the misleading link in the email. Links in emails can present problems in two major ways: they can be infected with malware that can damage

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Phishing Scams are Getting Smarter

It used to be easy to spot a Phishing Scam. An African Prince asking for money to buy his dog an education or some yak. Now, phishing scams are getting smarter. They’re getting clever. Take a look at the email

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Managing Your Online Presence

Did you know that employers and recruiters check your social media when considering you as a candidate for a job, sports team, internship, college admissions, etc.? They do, and if your security settings aren’t up to par, they might see

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Help Desk Hours

The Help Desk is your Information and Technology Services (ITS) physical location. We have students and staff members available to help you solve or navigate problems you may be having with your electronic devices. ITS also offers phone support (x3333)

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Safe and Productive Browsing

Browsing the web can be just as dangerous, or just as safe, as walking down the sidewalk. Just as you trust well lit sidewalks on streets with a reputation for being reliable, you should look for websites you can trust

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Guard Your Privacy Online & Offline

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: use long, complex passwords to secure your online accounts. Use different passwords for different sites, and change them regularly. There is no better way to ensure your online security, than to

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Don’t Be Fooled by Phishing

Happy April Fool’s Day! Are you planning on fooling someone you know? Have you been the victim of a great prank yet? Pranks are all good and fun until someone’s security is at risk. Don’t be fooled by phishing this

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It Could Happen to You

Identity Theft. It’s a scary thought. 17.6 million US Residents experienced identity theft in 2014 according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Have you ever thought about what you are doing to prevent identity theft? You might be unintentionally leaving

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Tech Tip: Malicious Email Attachments

A new hybrid virus threat is using infected document attachments in emails. When you, the user, opens the attachment then the virus infects your computer. The first and best line of defense is to delete emails from addresses you don’t

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Don’t Be Snowed by Ads and Viruses

These days it seems that pop-ups are worse than ever. All new pages bring pop-ups with them. Or do they? If a page is causing pop-ups or constantly encouraging you to download/update software, that is a page you might want

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