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OUCH! Newsletter – Top Cybersecurity Tips For Vacations

December 1st, 2021

Overview As the holiday season approaches, millions of people will be traveling. If you are among the many, here are some tips to help keep you cyber savvy and safe. Mobile Devices Bring as few devices as you can. The fewer devices you bring while traveling, the fewer devices that can be lost or stolen. […]

Here’s the Latest from our Cyber Security Awareness Mascot Phinn

November 22nd, 2021

To close out Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we asked all Ramblers to remember that we have a shared responsibility in keeping our community safe and secure online. More than ever before, we are spending significantly more time on our connected devices, whether it be at home or on campus. As our online presence grows, so do […]

Microsoft warns of a Windows zero-day security hole that is being actively exploited

September 10th, 2021

In a security advisory, Microsoft has warned that malicious hackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Windows to launch targeted attacks against organizations. According to Microsoft, attacks exploiting the vulnerability have targeted companies via boobytrapped Microsoft Office documents. In short, a typical timeline of infection might go something like this: One of your users downloads […]

OUCH! Newsletter – Securing Your Mobile Devices

July 12th, 2021

Overview Mobile devices are an amazing and easy way to communicate with friends, shop or bank online, watch movies, play games, and perform a myriad of other activities. Since these devices are such an important part of your life, it is essential to keep you and your devices safe and secure. Securing Your Devices It […]

OUCH! Newsletter – Securely Using Mobile Apps

June 10th, 2021

Overview Mobile devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches, have become one of the primary technologies we use in both our personal and professional lives. What makes these devices so powerful are the thousands of apps we can choose from. These apps enable us to be more productive, communicate and share with others, train and […]

OUCH! Newsletter: Privacy – Protecting Your Digital Footprint

April 7th, 2021

What is Privacy?  There are many different definitions of “privacy.” We are going to focus on personal privacy, protecting the information about you that others collect. In today’s digital world, you would be astounded at all the different entities that not only collect information about you, but who then legally share or sell that information. […]

OUCH! Newsletter – Securing The Generation Gap

December 2nd, 2020

Folks, We are excited to announce December’s edition of OUCH! – “Securing The Generation Gap”. Trying to securely make the most of today’s technology can be overwhelming for almost all of us, but it can be especially challenging for family members not as used to or as familiar with technology. Therefore, we wanted to share […]

It’s an All-New OUCH! Newsletter, See What October is All About

October 14th, 2020

Folks, We are excited to announce October’s edition of OUCH! – “Fake News”. People can be paid to post fake news on behalf of someone else or automated programs, often called bots, can publish auto- generated fake news. The motivations as to why people create and distribute fake news are as numerous as there are […]

Latest Phishing Email – 28/06/2020

June 29th, 2020

A new phishing email with the subject of 28/06/2020 has been showing up in email inboxes.  The body of the email contains the following text. Good day, I’m offering a personal assistant position that pays $500 weekly, several attempts to email you at your Edu Email keeps bouncing back due to the length of the […]

6/24/2020 – “Task” – Phishing Scam

June 24th, 2020

Below is the most recent phishing email we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into sending personal account information (e.g. username/password/SSN). Users should not click any links in this email, should not respond to the sender or any addresses in this email, and should delete it right away. As […]