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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.

The Holidays Are Around the Corner, and So Are Online Scammers! A Special Message From the Information Security Office

November 16, 2022 by | IS&T

Online Scammers are after your hard-earned money or personal information. Thousands of people get victimized by scams during the holidays each year. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) 2021 report, non-payment or non-delivery scams cost people more than $337 million. Credit card fraud accounted for another $173 million in losses. Read the FBI

Don’t Get Phished! CSAM: Week 3 Recognizing and reporting Phishing

October 12, 2022 by | IS&T

What is a phishing attack? Phishing is a form of social engineering. Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to solicit personal information by posing as a trustworthy organization. For example, an attacker may send an email seemingly from a reputable credit card company or financial institution that requests account information, often suggesting that there

Creating a Strong Password: The First Step in Protecting Your Data

September 14, 2022 by | IS&T

One of the most critical factors you should consider when protecting your online accounts is having strong passwords. Without it, you could be giving cybercriminals access to your accounts without even knowing! Your account credentials are a tempting target for bad actors on the internet, and to avoid becoming a victim of password hacking, you

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