Category Archives: Security

The Growing Threat from Phishing

One tool we have used here in ITS to remove Malware is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Having recently acquired AdwareMedic for the Mac,  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is now also available on the Mac platform. The folks over at Malwarebytes recently blogged about “The … Continue reading

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What to do if your Google mail account may have been hacked

To protect your account you will need to check and fix at least all of the following settings. Once your password has been reset by ITS, first you need to check the bottom of the Inbox and make sure your … Continue reading

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Security Awareness

The ITS is starting a program to enhance our security awareness level, addressing risks both as individuals and as a college. This education will be a continual process with different topics. Topics will include “Password Security”, “Viruses and Spam” Securing … Continue reading

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Changing Your Network Password

How to change your network and Arches (formerly WebAdvisor) password when logging into a campus computer (only works on PCs – Macs should use the next technique) Note: You may want to write down the following instructions because you won’t … Continue reading

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A reminder about Phishing Emails

Once again, ITS has received reports of a phishing scam that is being sent around campus. It is similar to a phishing email that had gone around earlier this year in that it provides a link for you to submit your username … Continue reading

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Phishing Emails

Once again, ITS has received reports of a phishing attempt that is going around campus. This attempt appears like a message with a link to a file in Google Drive: Some details that should make you suspicious of this email: Misspellings and … Continue reading

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Update – Internet Explorer for Windows Security Issue

I know that this bug has been worrying many of you, so I’m happy to report that after update from Microsoft, Internet Explorer will be safe to use once again. Most computers on campus are set up for automatic Windows … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer for Windows Security Issue

Due to a security issue with Internet Explorer,users are being advised to use an alternate browser (Chrome,Firefox,Safari).  These browsers should work with most campus services, and Google Chrome is the preferred broswer for using our Google Apps for Education services … Continue reading

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Heartbleed security threat

You may have heard about a recently discovered security threat called Heartbleed. This was a defect in OpenSSL – the software that is supposed to allow you to securely browse and transmit data online. This defect has made the usernames … Continue reading

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