IT Security Alerts and Advisories 

Phishing for Passwords

There have been a number of recent email-based "phishing" attempts in which recipients are requested to provide their login credentials.  While many of these campaigns look obviously suspicious, some have been very carefully crafted so as to appear to be genuine.

Please be advised that IT Services will never request users to divulge their login information via email.  If you are the recipient of such an email request, please ignore it and delete it. 

If you suspect that you may have been a victim of such a phishing attempt, you should change your password immediately.

 For more information on phishing, see the following article entitled Anatomy of a Phishing Attempt.

Malware By the Numbers

How many new samples of malware appear daily worldwide?

You may be surprised.  According to security vendor, Kaspersky Lab, almost 200,000. 

Did you guess correctly?

If not, don’t worry.  You’re in good company.  The majority of people have no idea how much new malware is being released every single day.

That’s more than 8,000 per hour.  Yikes!

This should be more than enough reason to ensure that you and your computer are properly protected.



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