Category Archives: Malware, Anti-Virus, Phishing, Scams

New Blackboard Phishing Email

The above phishing email has been reported by several members of the Northeastern community. This email, like many phishing emails, attempts to trick the user into clicking on a link that supposedly points to an official Northeastern website. If you hover your mouse over the link you will notice that the link does not point […]

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Are you a cyber superhero?

Sure, you are secure but how about your friends? You are a security expert. Your passwords are complex, longer 10 characters, and stored in a password manager. You always update your software and Apple operating system when new patches come out. You never leave your laptop or phone alone in the library or classroom. You […]

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Stagefright – Android malware

This past week, the mobile security firm Zimperium discovered a major vulnerability within the Android operating system. This vulnerability, nicknamed Stagefright, has the potential to impact around 950 million Android devices. This exploit is unique in that users do not have to do anything in order for the malicious code to be downloaded to their […]

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Antivirus works – here are the numbers

Here are the malware and virus statistics for the past month: The Northeastern offered Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEM) has blocked or deleted over 20 thousand pieces of malware and Trojan viruses from protected OS X and Windows computers. This includes 80 instances of ransomware, malware that makes a computer unusable until the victim pays a […]

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Phishing Email – Your New Salary As Adjusted

Click image for larger version The Northeastern Community has received a new phishing email with the subject: “Your New Salary As Adjusted.” The email asks the user to click on a link and enter their myNEU credentials. This email is a fake. Do NOT click on the link in the email. Delete from your inbox. […]

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Zero-Day Exploit for Latest Version of Flash

UPDATE 1/22/2015: Adobe has released a partial patch for this vulnerability: KrebsonSecurity.com: Flash Patch Targets Zero Day Exploit Adobe plans to release additional patches next week. It is recommended that you install both the available update today, and future patches as they are released in the next week. Adobe Flash Player Website ——– Security researchers […]

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Start off 2015 Secure with Free Anti-Virus

Welcome New and Returning Students! The New Year promises an even higher number of virus and malware threats to your Mac and Windows computers. The ResNet Resource Center has a stack of Apples and PCs that are infected with viruses. Long gone are the days when Apple users are immune from viruses and malware. The […]

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‘Tis the Season to be…WARY

The holiday season is upon us, and you are probably shopping the never-ending sales that have been available since Halloween, especially online. More and more holiday money is being spent online, and this presents hackers and cyber-thieves a unique opportunity to rake in the cash – almost $800 million last year, according to the FBI. […]

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