Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: July 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

We are not the NSA or a bank... but you should protect yourself like them

Never put your guard down on how you protect yourself, no matter how small or insignificant you think you are.

Hackers New Target: Small Firms With Lax Security - WSJ.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Need Your Advice On Something - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 7/20/2011

This is another phishing scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 20th, 2011. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From: co***ct@howtoget***jobs.com
To: User@fordham.edu
Date: 07/20/2011 02:46 PM
Subject: Need Your Advice On Something (And I’ll Bribe You for It)

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Hello,

I'm so thankful for the hundreds of responses to my survey about my upcoming course, $100K+ Job Search Secrets. Based on what I've heard, I'm going to be adding some additional content to the course that will make it even more effective and pertinent.

But this means I'll be delaying the formal course launch a bit.

In the meantime, I could really use your help with something. Although much of the course is online, a good deal of important printed content goes along with it — and I'd be grateful for your feedback on what I now have.

I've placed an order with the printer for 200 copies that'll ship by August 1. And I'd like you to be one of the first to review one of them.

It's going to cost me around $48 per copy to print and send this written material to you. If you'll help me cover just a token of the cost, I'll go ahead and Express Mail it to you by August 2 to preview. (I'll also give you access to the online portion of the course on August 1.) I can ship it to you for just $7.00-barely the price of the mailing.

I plan on selling the course for $497.

Why am I printing only 200 copies? Simple: I'm using a commercial printer and that's his minimum run.

When these copies are gone, they're gone—and I won't be making this offer again.

You'll still be able to get the course, but it won't be available to others until next fall or winter, depending on how long it takes me to add the additional content.

So go ahead and check out the course—really use it for about a month. And if you get great results from it and think it's awesome, don't do anything and I'll bill you the balance the first week of September. But if you don't like it, let me know and I'll never bill you, and you can keep the material anyway.

Because what interests me most is getting your feedback on the course.

To thank you for your effort, I'll provide you a course update incorporating all the additional content people have told me they want to see. You'll get the best of both worlds:
First, you'll be part of an elite prerelease group that gets the course before everyone else.
Second, you'll be able to put to use what you learn immediately—before everyone else.
Your feedback is critical. Do you like the course? How could it be better? How many $100K+ jobs were you able to get using the material? How many interviews did you get? Did you increase your income? Could you provide me a testimonial? (This would really help me when I formally begin selling the course-I hope you'll remember to endorse me!)

I'd really like to send you the course for $7 and get your feedback after you've read through it.

So … notice a little link below this email to take advantage of this offer?

Go ahead and click it!

Because I'm printing only 200 advance copies, I can't do this for everyone. So please don't circulate this email. This is a prerelease offer—I just want your feedback on the course.

Let me know what you think!
All the best,

Ha***on B***es, Esq.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Helpdesk Upgrade: Do This Now - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 07/14/2011

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To "helpdesk@admin.edu" helpdesk@admin.edu
cc
Subject Helpdesk Upgrade: Do This Now

Dear email account owner
THE Helpdesk is currently upgrading and maintaining database Server from the old Microsoft Server(No420134x) to the new Microsoft Servers(No520193x). you are to fill in the details below to enable us
upgrade and verify from the old Server to the new server.

Click here

NOTE: Your Webmail Account Expires in Three (3) Days. After you read this message,Thank you for your cooperation.

Webmail Help Desk.
System Administrator

Your Android isn't as safe as you might think!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Secure Wireless Networks Available

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 9:00am, Fordham IT will be enhancing the security of the wireless networks at the Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester campuses. In order to do so we will be adding Service Set IDentifiers (SSIDs) to the current list of wireless networks. These networks will use the WiFi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol and they require a key (password) to encrypt your wireless network traffic.

To access the secure wireless networks, simply select one of the following available wireless networks and enter the WPA2 Key when prompted for a password:

Campus SSID WPA2 Key
Rose Hill FORDHAMRH-S FORDHAMRH-S
Lincoln Center FORDHAMLC-S FORDHAMLC-S
Westchester FORDHAM400-S FORDHAM400-S


The following links contain more information on how to connect to and configure your wireless access:

MAC OSX
http://www.ehow.com/how_4810985_use-wpa-wpa-macbook.html

Windows XP/7
http://www.ehow.com/how_8303816_connect-wpa2-network-xp.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_6776930_connect-computer-wirelessly-router.html

Please note the existing unsecured wireless networks, FORDHAMRH, FORDHAMLC and FORDHAM400 will remain active and available, however, they are discouraged from being used and will ultimately be phased out. Additional wireless security enhancements which will integrate with your AccessIT ID, will be added in the coming months.

If you are unable to connect to a WPA2 network, make sure you update all network drivers to the latest versions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the University Help Desk at 718-817-3999 or via e-mail to helpdesk@fordham.edu.

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