Computer & Network Services

Don’t Take the Bait

Phishing - Phishing is an attempt, usually made through email, to steal your personal information.

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.

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...

Don't Be Reeled In

https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2017/9/october-2018-dont-let-a-phishing-scam-reel-you-in

10 Tips for Spotting a Phishing Email

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-tips-for-spotting-a-phishing-email

Tech-support scammers are having good luck reaching young victims with pop-up ads

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-support-scam-microsoft-says-young-are-far-more-likely-to-be-victims/?loc=newsletter_small_thumb&ftag=TRE17cfd61&bhid=23018569186730211106769854598985

New Windows 10 Scam will encrypt your files for ransom

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-scam-email-will-encrypt-your-files-for-ransom/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

Florida city almost loses $500,000 after Ransomware attack.

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2015-03-10/story/computer-hack-orange-park-town-hall-last-month-nearly-cost-500000

VirRansom

There is now a new Ransomware program that spreads like a virus.  This software has been named VirRansom.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/warning-issued-over-new-strain-of-ransomware/

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.

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-295A

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

Ten Little Things to Secure Your 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

 

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