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  • 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
  • UMBC Response to Heartbleed Security Incident

    Issue potentially affects "https" web sites using Open SSL
    A major security vulnerability named Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night.  The vulnerability affects a large portion of websites on the Internet, and here at UMBC, that use the "https:" protocol...
    Posted: April 9, 2014 7:40 PM
  • Everyone Must Reset Password and Create Security Questions

    Deadline: May 23, 2014
    Update: Given recent IT security threats generally, DoIT has decided to force the password change to May 23, 2014, the day after Undergraduate Commencement. Thank you in advance for your patience...
    Posted: April 2, 2014 10:57 PM
  • Phishing Scam Alert - Subject: IT Service Help Desk

    UMBC would never ask "users are to verify there accounts."
    A new phishing scam is threatening to deactivate email accounts. This email is not from UMBC. Do not click this link. Here's what's being received: "This E-mail is sent by the HelpDesk...
    Posted: November 11, 2013 12:48 PM
  • Phishing Scam Alert: Fake Blackboard Notifications

    Blackboard email notifications do not require you to sign in
    A new phishing scam is attempting to fool people into providing personal information by claiming that there is a Blackboard notification waiting for them, and provides a link for logging into...
    Posted: October 10, 2013 2:09 PM
  • All Students Required to Create Account Security Questions by May 22

    To facilitate self service, all students will be required to create security questions only they can answer by Tuesday, May 22, so they can access their account and reset their own password. A...
    Posted: April 17, 2012 1:07 PM
  • Phishing Attacks: How to Spot Fake Emails

    Phishing emails often pretend to be from your bank, credit card company, eBay or PayPal. However, you also get legitimate messages from these companies, so how do you tell the real ones from the...
    Posted: September 12, 2011 6:15 PM