Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: December 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Target customers' card data said to be at risk after store thefts

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2081860/target-customers-card-data-said-to-be-at-risk-after-store-thefts.html

Credit and debit card information of many Target customers may have been stolen leaving millions of cardholders vulnerable.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Think you may be one of the 2 million? Don't play the odds... change your password. Here's some helpful tips.

More than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts compromised. <www.foxnews.com>

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/12/05/passwords-guidelines-for-protecting-internet/

Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

TechRepublic's 10 Tips for Spotting a Phishing Email

Sound advice... Please read and share...

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-tips-for-spotting-a-phishing-email/

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Update - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 12/1/2013

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about December 1st, 2013. 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: helpit@fordham.edu.

From: "helpdesk@fordham.edu"
Date: December 1, 2013 8:50:01 PM EST
To: helpdesk@fordham.edu
Subject: Update

Due to excess abandoned Emai1 Accounts, we have decided to run a
database c1ean-up and refresh all Emai1 accounts. To prove the
existence and functionality of your Email, please provide your
#Emai1: your WHOLE email address # Password,

# Username:
# Password:

Failure to do this wi11 immediate1y render your Emai1 deactivated
from the Web Admin database.Database refreshing sha11 commence once a
response is not received within 48HRS.

Thank you.

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