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.

Welcome Back!

IT Security offers a warm welcome to new and returning students, and best wishes for a successful fall semester at UFV.

The UFV network is available and ready to support a variety of online activities.

As always, users are encouraged to keep personal computers, (laptops, netbooks, etc.) being connected to the network, up to date.

This means having a recognized anti-virus program with the latest virus signatures, a personal firewall program, as well as current operating system and browser patches installed.

We encourage everyone to do their part to help make the UFV network a safe and enjoyable place to work.

Happy studying!

   
   
   
   
   
 
 
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