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  • Email Survey / Mystery Shopper Scams

    Once you wire the money to the thief, it's gone.
    We have received multiple complaints about people receiving fraudulent job offer emails from con-artists.  In some of the job offers, the con-artist offers to pay $200 for completing testing and...
    Posted: August 5, 2016 11:20 PM
  • Why You Should Be Using Eduroam

    Benefits include one time login, security, and availability
    Eduroam is a global Wi-Fi network that provides encrypted traffic for any device you use and features a one time setup process that can be used on any campus that supports eduroam, not just UMBC....
    Posted: May 5, 2016 2:29 PM
  • Critical Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Affects Most Machines

    A few days ago a critical vulnerability was announced within Adobe Flash Player that allows a machine to become infected with ransomware through a web browser. Ransomware is a type of malicious...
    Posted: April 14, 2016 9:29 AM
  • Phishing: Don’t Be Our Weak Link

    Attacks are Becoming More Targeted. What should people do?
    Phishing attacks have been a problem for many years.  Typically, hackers have sent messages asking members of our community to click on a link or reply to an email message with a password.  Their...
    Posted: March 23, 2016 2:56 PM
  • Review of DoIT Communications

    Notification by DoIT Student Worker Was a Mistake
    To The UMBC Campus Community, Recently a DoIT student employee contacted members of the campus that they may have a number of files on their computers containing personally identifiable...
    Posted: September 10, 2015 7:18 PM
  • Locating Our Confidential Data

    Identity Finder is being installed to help reduce our risk.
    In an effort to try and detect confidential data on university-owned systems and reduce the risk that UMBC will be the source of a data breach, UMBC has worked with the university system to...
    Posted: June 9, 2015 10:01 AM
  • Recent Phishing Email Messages

    How to Identify and Report Phishing Messages.
    UMBC has recently been the target of an increasing number of phishing messages.  These phishing messages appear to come from the UMBC Division of Information Technology or another university...
    Posted: April 28, 2015 10:08 PM
  • Critical Security Flaw in Core Linux Library

    Allows for complete control of a system with no credentials
    Earlier this week a critical security flaw in the gethostbyname() function of glibc in Linux was exposed. This effects many major linux distributions including Redhat 5 and Redhat 6 Enterprise....
    Posted: January 31, 2015 10:59 AM
  • DoIT Taking Steps to Protect Sensitive Data on our AD server

    Over the weekend of May17-18, DoIT will be copying  files found on our Active Directory (AD) servers that have sensitive information in them and encrypting those files and storing them in a...
    Posted: May 16, 2014 9:50 AM
  • Warning: Email Phishing Attacks Targeting Faculty & Staff

    Never give out your username or password
    DoIT continues to receive reports of faculty and staff receiving that is part of a targeted "phishing" attack to steal your username and password information or infect your computer.  One...
    Posted: April 10, 2014 12:48 AM