CLAS IT Connections
Article Category: Security
CLAS-IT is Removing Trend anti-Virus and enabling Windows Defender. Since we have really good tools for monitoring Malware activity using our desktop support tool, SCCM, we are moving forward with using the built in Microsoft program Windows Defender to keep CLAS Windows Systems safe from Malware. This change is being rolled out automatically and the
I have a confession to make. I was recently blackmailed by a “sextortion” email and it surprised me in many ways. The email promised to share compromising videos, supposedly captured from the web-camera on my laptop, with family and friends unless I made an untraceable payment through Bitcoin. To add credibility to the threat, the
HTTP vs. HTTPS Http stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It’s essentially a method of communicating information between web servers and clients. When we add the “S” onto the end, not surprisingly, we’re securing the connection. If you go to a bank or eCommerce website, you will most likely see that the URL leads with HTTPS
phish-ing – /’fiSHiNG/ – noun. The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. A day does not go by without a phishing attack against university accounts. According to UFIT, last year alone there were over
As we roll out Windows 10, the need to reboot your computer at least once a week becomes more important. Microsoft upgrades their core Windows operating system now on a regular basis very much like Apple has been doing. Windows computers must be rebooted in order for those updates to occur. Upgrades are pushed out
DUO Two factor authentication was rolled out in the spring and has been in testing here at UF for almost a year prior. The way DUO works is that after you enter your password on certain resources, like myUFL and the UF VPN, you will be asked for a second method to verify your identity
Passwords are everywhere in our lives these days. They are important because of what they are intended to protect our information.
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When we think of data privacy, the first thought is likely about how we as individuals are vulnerable to having our information land in the hands of someone that should not have access to it. All too frequently we hear of high-profile data breaches that have occurred everywhere from federal and state agencies to retailers,
Adobe Flash and Java are add-on software packages, plugins, which provide additional functionality, such as the ability to watch videos or listen to music, from within the web browser. Examples of sites that use this are YouTube, SoundCloud, most online games, and even some campus sites such as E-Learning still have ties to flash or