Stay safe online... Don't Take the Bait!
Malware - Short for "malicious software," malware is designed to do damage or other unwanted actions to your computer. Common examples of malware include viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware.
Phishing - Phishing is an attempt, usually made through email, to steal your
Don't Get Phished!
CNS has put together this list of off-campus links to help educate about the dangers of phishing and identity theft. We hope they will be both educational as well as entertaining.
Hot Off the Press...
VirRansom - There is now a new Ransomware program that spreads like a virus. This software has been named VirRansom.
CryptoLocker Ransomware - Cryptolocker will encrypt the files on your system. The only way to unencrypt the files is to pay a fee. This is a very real threat. Click on the following link for a more detailed description. Updated 11/23/14.
Cyber Security Awareness, Cut Down - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYMB2kZzYeM&feature=related
I'm Mike - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_LSbm_RKHc
Everyone Can See It - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOkWCenlpsA
Computer Security Tips - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfWTIlhWZUw&feature=related
Get Smart on Phishing, Learn to Read Links - http://www.bustspammers.com/phishing_links.html
Protecting Your Identity from PNC - http://www.muskingum.edu/cns/downloads
Ten Little Things to SecureYour Online Presence - http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/ten-little-things-to-secure-your-online-presence/9901
Be Smart About Your Money - http://cheapscholar.org/2012/12/14/be-smart-about-your-money-be-smart-online/
IT Security - Additional Links - http://www.itsecurity.com/
The Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) - http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas
Is It Real or Is It Spam? - http://www.itsecurity.com/features/real-or-spam-052908/
The Essential Guide to Spam Control - http://www.itsecurity.com/features/essential-guide-spam-control-062708/
The Essential Guide to Email Security - http://www.itsecurity.com/features/essential-guide-email-security-051508/
Understanding Hidden Threats: Corrupted Software Files - http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-006.html