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Alert: KRACK Vulnerability

A vulnerability named “KRACK” was made public earlier this week that could potentially affect many wireless users. KRACK, which stands for Key Reinstallation Attack, is a flaw in the way the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (“WPA2”) operates. WPA2 is a widely used security protocol that is designed to protect wireless communications. When a user first […]

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How to Avoid Spear Phishing

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Data Destruction Day

APRIL 27, 11:00 am-2:00 pm Library Quad The Office of Information Security is pleased to invite you to “Data Destruction Day.” On April 27th from 11am – 2pm, Rockland IT Solutions, will be on campus with their hard drive shredding trucks. Bring in any paper items, old hard drives, floppy drives, thumb drives, CDs, DVDs, […]

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Spring 2017 Quarterly Information Security Reminder

Dear Members of the Northeastern Community, This edition includes some quick recommendations for securing your personal information while on and off campus, along with reminders about your responsibilities around protecting sensitive university and student information. Spring 2017 Information Security Tips: Spring Forward Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m., Sunday March 12, 2017. Remember to […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 5

From: ITS Service Desk <northeastern@service-now.com> Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015   2:55 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: We have received your Northeastern myHelp incident INC0129989 Hi OIS, We have received your request for assistance. You should hear back from us within one business day. Should you need help sooner, please call the Information Technology Services Customer Service […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 4

From: Internal Revenue Service [mailto: info@IRS.com] Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015   1:54 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: Tax Notification: Information on your Refund May 12, 1015 Reference: IKH98348HP Dear Taxpayer, We’ve identified an error in the calculation your tax refund amounting to $518.95. In order for us to expedite the return of the excess payment, please […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 3

From: Bank of America [mailto: bnkofmerica@customersupport.org] Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2015   3:34 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: Personalized Options Available with Bank of America We have payment options to help you get back on track. Your account ending in 1234 is currently one payment(s) past due. We understand that unexpected circumstances can cause financial difficulty and we may have options to help […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 2

From: PayPal@smtp.domain.net Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015   9:30 AM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: PayPay ® Account Review Department Dear PayPal® Customer, We recently reviewed your account, and we suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. Protecting your account is our primary concern. As a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited your access to sensitive information. To […]

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