Monthly Archives: July 2013

Homeland Security and FBI Ransomware (Update)

07/30/2013 Update: has provided more information: Recent Reports of DHS-Themed Ransomware (UPDATE) The NU Service Desk has reported a number of people have had their screens locked with a Homeland Security or FBI message demanding money. This new form of ransomware targeting both Apple and Windows is designed to trick users into paying scammers […]

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Royal Baby Birth Video Leaked!

Updated 7-24-2013 No, not really. Scammers and malware authors have been waiting months for the royal birth. Now that the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labor it is inevitable that we will start seeing all sorts of scams appearing all over the web. To stay safe and avoid malware: Stick to the mainstream news […]

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Phishing Email, now with Free Puppies!

We received the below phishing email not asking for money but offering a free 9 week old Yorkie from Africa. As we do not normally receive unsolicited email from strangers offering free puppies this most certainly is a phishing email. If we were to respond we would probably be asked for all sorts of information […]

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What does Facebook know about you?

Yesterday we talked about the dangers of sharing too much information online and how that could lead to identity theft. Today we will look at the information Facebook knows about us and what is available to advertisers and the world through Facebook Graph Search. The website preformed an analysis of the different types of […]

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Video – Identity Theft in Real Life

Sharing too much information online or over the phone can be dangerous. Just how dangerous is demonstrated in this video from the Belgian Financial Sector safe banking website (English Link) The story starts with a devious bank representative finding a target: Tom. Using Facebook the representative gains access to all aspects of Tom’s life […]

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Changes to NUwave Wireless Authentication

For ALL students, faculty, and staff using NUwave Wireless On Monday, July 15, 2013 at 5:00 am EDT, Information Services will be updating the NUwave wireless authentication system for all of Northeastern University, including remote campus locations. The updates will be completed by Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT. Following the update all […]

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