Information Security Alerts
Heartbleed Bug Vulnerability: Is UNH affected? Read the IT alert. What should you do? From McAfee:
- Reset your password for every online service affected by Heartbleed. But beware: you should only change your password after the afflicted business has fixed its servers to remove the Heartbleed vulnerability. Changing your passwords before a company's servers are updated will not protect your credentials from being leaked.
- Right now, the best thing you can do is wait to be notified about affected services and patches or you can investigate the list provided by Mashable that has some known brands listed at: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/?cid=146326&ctst=1
- If you'd like to investigate whether or not a website you frequent has been affected, you can use the tool at http://tif.mcafee.com/heartbleedtest?cid=146327
Phishing: Phishing emails are the most frequently reported information attack at UNH. Learn to recognize malicious messages at our Phishing and Spam page.
Cryptolocker Virus: Attackers use a virus to encrypt your computer and demand payment to return access; anti-virus software may not protect you. The Town of Greenland, NH, was a recent victim of this attack. Read more from WindowsSecrets.com
IRS Scam Warning: With tax filing season upon us, this IRS tip on online scams, issued in 2011, is still relevant. Read the information from the IRS
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