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Monthly Archive for March, 2019

Curiosity is a strong driver.  Sometimes it is “can I do this”, “How do I do this”, “Oooooh. Something new to try”.  I was faced with this, yesterday with a SUB stick. My CIO asked I come see him in the office, held up a USB stick and said he had found it while walking. […]

Notice–Elsevier platform (e.g. Mendeley, Scopus, ScienceDirect) system compromise–PLEASE CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT PASSWORD   https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbw8b9/elsevier-user-passwords-exposed-online   According to the article they’ll be notifying users, but if you have an account on an Elsevier platform (e.g. Mendeley, Scopus, ScienceDirect) you should change your password now, as well as changing the password on any other accounts you have […]

Beware what looks too good to be true–easy money. How this works is pretty straight-forward.  Once the communication begins between the two of you more information will be asked.  Things like SSN and bank numbers will be needed to deposit money.  The funds will be far beyond your pay range to cover costs of some […]

Though this article looks dated (2018) it is a current notification—-   As of May 2018, the FBI has seen an increase in cyber criminals exploiting the cardless ATM feature of mobile banking applications to compromise accounts and fraudulently withdraw cash from ATMs. Cardless ATM transactions use a code and a mobile phone for authentication […]

Staying secure while traveling  Whether its personal or work-related travel, there are things you can do to protect your information and systems.    Before you go  If a device, credit card, or document is not required for your travel, leave it at home.  Ensure that all your electronic devices are password protected and encrypted if possible in […]