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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 […]

Sender: microsoftexchange329s7d8ae4615bbc36ab6ce471ec88aae4615bbcaae4615 Subject: You have received a document from Onedrive   If you click the link it takes you to some non-wesleyan location: hxxp://servicesll.blob43.core.windows.net/$web43/microsoft.html?sp=r&st=2019-01-20T14:15:43Z&se=2019-01-29T22:15:43Z&spr=https&sv=2018-03-28&sig=+IIeYA/DfQgEtvhP0WRlUzdgz0HAZz8sV1xx1S0nVvE=&sr=b#userID@wesleyan.edu Please, just delete this email.

Anatomy of a PHISH and the use of Social Engineering   PHISH is defined as a method of getting you to provide credentials or otherwise profit the originator of the email independent of who is harmed. Social Engineering is roughly defined as manipulating you to do some one else’s bidding but having you think it […]

Subject: Blocked Mails 12/12/2018

There is an article about this very item and how to better identify PHISHing scams. The article is located at……  

Subject: Pt switf 12/03/2018

From: Kyle Richard <kylerichy001@gmail.com<mailto:kylerichy001@gmail.com>> <–NOT a legitimate email address for this link of business. Expect a Business email address. Date: Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 11:17 AM Subject: Pt switf To: Hello, I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, […]

I have created a Knowledge article in ServiceNow to assist with this issue.   KB0010918 https://wesleyanedu.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010918

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