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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 personal information.


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.



Student Videos


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


Informative Links


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 Presencehttp://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