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Quishing: A New Cyber Threat

October 2, 2023 by | IS&T

Quishing, a combination of “QR code” and “phishing,” represents a growing cybersecurity menace that exploits QR codes to entice individuals into disclosing confidential information. What is Quishing?  Quishing is the process of directing an end user to a fraudulent website through a QR code. The design of QR codes makes it impossible for the user

Unlocking Security: The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 1

September 27, 2023 by | IS&T

Multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification, is a security mechanism that requires users to provide two or more different authentication factors before they can access a system, account, or application. These authentication factors fall into three main categories:  Something You Know: This is typically a password or PIN only

Fortifying Your Digital Armor: A Cybersecurity Awareness Month Blog Series Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Coming

September 25, 2023 by | IS&T

October is not just about falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes; it is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This annual event is a crucial reminder of the ever-present need for digital security in our rapidly evolving technological landscape. To celebrate this important occasion, we are excited to kick off a series of weekly blogs covering essential

Update Now: Apple Patches Security Flaw That Allows Device Takeover

September 11, 2023 by | IS&T

According to Yahoo, Apple has released a critical iOS 16 security update for iPhones and iPads to patch a particularly malicious bug that could allow a hacker to take over your device with no action on your part. The “zero-click, zero-day” exploit allows attackers to install NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, which could let them read

Heightened Cybersecurity Concerns Impacting LinkedIn Accounts

August 21, 2023 by | IS&T

A surge of targeted cyberattacks is affecting LinkedIn, leading to a substantial number of accounts being either locked for security reasons or seized by malicious actors. As disclosed in a recent report from Cyberint, numerous LinkedIn users have raised concerns regarding the compromise of their accounts or being locked out, with an added challenge of

A Warning From the FBI: How Bad Actors Use Social Engineering to Enable Hacking of Academia

July 6, 2023 by | IS&T

In today’s interconnected world, academia is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. The pursuit of knowledge and research makes it a prime target for bad actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access to valuable information. Social engineering emerges as one of the most insidious methods hackers use to facilitate attacks. The FBI, U.S. Department of

Romance Scammers Are on the Prowl!

February 13, 2023 by | IS&T

Valentine’s Day is here, and romance scammers are on the prowl again. Scammers use fake profiles to pretend to be interested in starting a romantic relationship with people and ultimately trick them into sending money or providing personal information. The goal of these scammers is to build trust with the victim over some time, often

5 Things to Know About Online Privacy in 2023!

February 1, 2023 by | IS&T

The data collected by various online platforms and services can be used to identify you and provide personalized services. Some of this includes data about your name, address, interests, purchases, and social security and driver’s license numbers. It can also include information about your physical self, such as how many steps you take, other data

Update on LastPass Security Incident

January 23, 2023 by | IS&T

What is LastPass? LastPass is a password management software. It installs as a browser plug-in, standalone or mobile software. The user sets a “Master Password” and can use it to access all the different website passwords that are stored in a “Vault.” This makes it easier to store and manage passwords in a central location.

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