Tips for avoiding ransomware

Learn about ransomware and how you can avoid the costly consequences of getting caught.

Phishing scams impersonate senior administrators at IU

Indiana University information security staff report that email scammers impersonating IU senior leadership have attempted to acquire sensitive personal data, monetary transfers and unauthorized purchases in recent months.

A vulnerability in Adobe Flash being exploited; updates available

IU’s University Information Security Office posted a bulletin on Thursday alerting computer users to a vulnerability in Adobe Flash that could affect all versions. Initially a fix was not expected until next week, but the updated UISO bulletin includes information about the fix as well as background about the exploit.

Phone scam at IU South Bend, security experts want to know

In this Digital Age of ours, with the constant barrage of email phishing (don’t forget to report it), some scammers still go “old school” by using the telephone. Employees at IU South Bend have reported incidents of telephone phishing attempts where the caller purports to be from the Microsoft help desk and requests the employees’ username or asks them to install software.