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Security Awareness Training

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Phishing Alerts

Listed below are the latest phishing scams that have been acted upon by Information Security. Think you’ve received a phishing email? Don’t click it, report it.

Email Scam (Nov 19, 2020): You have been added to a new team

From: Support <support-s7839737393-ss79373937393739-email-alerts@ofificeshareserver3.ml> Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:24 AM Subject: You have been added to a new team . ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌...

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3 Steps to Fight Phishing

Chances are good that at some point you’ve received a suspicious email urging you to click on a link or open an attachment. This email was most likely an example of the cybercrime known as phishing. Phishing is when cybercriminals send malicious emails designed to...

3 Facts About the Internet of Things (IoT) and Guide to Best Practices

It’s likely you own one or more items that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). This collective term is used to describe a growing number of consumer, medical, and business items that are used to sense, control, and communicate data and activities. The IoT has...

3 Wi-Fi Habits to Adopt Today

Studies have shown that most mobile device users — even those who are security-savvy — tend to throw caution to the wind when it comes to connecting to open-access, public Wi-Fi networks. Public networks are displayed in the list of Wi-Fi networks without a lock icon....

Beware Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cyber Scams

We would like to warn everyone to remain vigilant for scams related to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber criminals may send phishing emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to...

Uptick in Symantec Alerts: Port Scan Blocked

A day in security's life: "Pardon me, sir, but the wireless is knocking!" Recently, a number of individuals have reported “portscan” detections from their University-provided Symantec antivirus programs. This largely seemed to come from individuals on the wireless...

Urgent? Are you available? Assistance needed immediately.

Have you received an email with this as a subject? Seemingly from your manager or department chair. Information Security wants to make you aware of an active, persistent scam that is targeting the University as well as many other institutions. These types of email...

Add a University Account Recovery Email and Phone Number

If you’re unable to log in with your CNetID and password to access University services, you can call IT Services for support during business hours. But what happens if you get locked out late at night and can’t reach ITS? Fortunately, you can set up a University...

Statement on Data Vulnerability

An independent security researcher recently notified the University of Chicago Medical Center that a security vulnerability affected a database with information about a cross-section of individuals with connections to the University of Chicago, including some donors...