Monthly Archives: May 2013

Protect your laptop and smartphone from summer heat

Boston is beginning what may turn out to be the first official heat wave of the year. During heat waves it is important to check in on family, friends, and pets to make sure they are safe and cool. Once everyone is safe, it is a good idea to check up on your computer and […]

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International Travel Safety Tips

Are you planning a summer trip overseas for work or pleasure? Are you crossing the border to visit America’s neighbors? If so, you should read these helpful tips to help make your trip a success. Don’t end up like these unsuspecting victims: “My bag did not fit in the overhead compartment and I was forced […]

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New Phishing Email Detected – May 13

This phishing email is circulating the Northeastern community. If you receive this email please do NOT click on the link and delete it from your inbox. Northeastern will NEVER ask you to validate your email account to increase your mailbox quota. Additionally, you can tell this email is a fake because the URL in the […]

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Amazon Kindle Order Confirmation Phishing Email

Click here for copy of the email This phishing example was sent to us in the form of a Amazon Kindle order confirmation email. This email has all the hallmarks of a phishing scam. 1.) The user did not order anything from Amazon 2.) The billing address does not belong to the user 3.) When […]

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May is for Password Security

This month Ouch!, The Monthly Security Awareness Newsletter, is focusing on Passwords Download the Newsletter It is a good time to brush up on password security. Creating strong passwords and securely using passwords is the first line of defense in protecting your online accounts. The newsletter this month explains how to create a good password […]

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