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Article: Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plaintext—Change Yours Now

Via: Wired.com By now, it’s difficult to summarize all of Facebook’s privacy, misuse, and security missteps in one neat description. It just got even harder: On Thursday, following a report by Krebs on Security, Facebook acknowledged a bug in its password management systems that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords for Facebook, Facebook Lite,


A number of Fordham users have received phishing messages from jamesjbrudney@gmail.com. The subject lines reads some variation of “URGENT REQUEST” and the messages ask for a response. This message is NOT legitimate, and the sender is impersonating a member of the Fordham community. This is a typical wire transfer scam. Users who interact with the

Phishing Email Alert: “Fordham University send you a secured document”

A number of Fordham users have received phishing messages from amislam@ualberta.ca. The subject line reads “Fordham University send you a secured document” and the message informs the recipient that there is a secure file attached to the email that can only be opened with your Fordham credentials. This message is NOT legitimate. This is a typical phishing

Don’t Give Into Scare Tactics!

Hackers hope their victims are uninformed and easily persuaded because that’s the perfect recipe for success in their business. If users don’t know what to look out for, they can easily be baited into downloading malware or giving up confidential information. Don’t feel forced to into immediate action. If you receive a suspicious email that

The dangers of open Wi-Fi Networks.

Not all Wi-Fi is safe! Public or open Wi-Fi refers to public locations that offer a password-free Wi-Fi experience. For many of us this seems very appealing as its a break from using up all of our own data; however, these locations should also have a sign advising users to enter this Wi-Fi space at your

Secure Your Accounts!

Sometimes just a password is not enough to protect your account. Multi-factor authentication provides an additional layer of protection to your accounts and information. Methods of implementing this protection includes the use of a key or code generated by an automated system, an app that expires after a certain amount of time, and security questions.

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Security awareness means knowing how to protect University and personal information assets. The UISO has many resources to increase and support security awareness.

Learn about IT Security Awareness Training HERE

Learn about how to identify and protect yourself against Spam and Phishing attacks HERE

Fordham University will never ask you to provide personally identifiable information (PII), such as your Fordham ID number (FIDN) via email. As a rule, do not send any PII through email. If you receive such a request via email, contact IT Customer Care.

Fordham University provides Bitdefender antivirus software, available as a free download to students, staff, and faculty.

Download Free Supported Antivirus Software HERE

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