Phishing scammers are at it again!

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

IS&T has again received several reports of a phishing message being received by members of our community…

Security Alert: Java Vulnerability

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

A new zero-day vulnerability in Java—a Poison Ivy variant—has been discovered and exploits have been found. The flaw affects all versions of Oracle’s Java 7 (version 1.7) on all supported operating systems. Find out if your computer can be exploited at www.isjavaexploitable.com….

Never Respond to Phishing Attempts!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Please remember that you should never follow links offered to you in unsolicited mail or provide passwords or any personal or financial information via email, just as you wouldn’t when you receive an unsolicited phone call. This should be your guideline no matter how tempting, frightening, or persuasive the email message seems and even if…

Security Alert: LinkedIn and eHarmony Passwords Stolen

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

If you have a LinkedIn or eHarmony account, you need to change your password. LinkedIn has been hacked. 6.5 million password hashes have been stolen and hackers are feverishly working to crack those password hashes. It is estimated that over 60% of stolen passwords have already been cracked. 1.5 million decrypted passwords from eHarmony have…

DO NOT RESPOND to “IMPORTANT NOTICE” phishing message

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Please do not respond to a recent message that appears to come from the IT Help Center (ithelp@bu.edu) with the Subject “IMPORTANT NOTICE.” Although this message contains BU logos and a sender address that make it seem legitimate, it is a phishing message. Learn more…

Terrier Tech interviews Quinn Shamblin about Google’s Privacy Policy

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

See “Terrier Tech” host, Warren Towers, and IS&T Executive Director of Information Security, Quinn Shamblin, discuss Google’s new privacy policy….

Security Alert for Microsoft Windows Users and VPN Required for RDP

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

On Tuesday, March 13, Microsoft announced that a critical vulnerability had been discovered in all versions of Windows from XP and up. This vulnerability affects the Remote Desktop (RDP) feature of Windows. RDP allows a remote user to connect to the computer and the vulnerability may allow even an unauthorized person to do so. Please review our instructions for installing the Microsoft patch. Also, going forward, VPN will be required for RDP access….

Security Issue with pcAnywhere

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Symantec has released an update that addresses security issues with pcAnywhere. The update can be manually downloaded from Symantec’s website, or customers can use pcAnywhere’s built-in updating service to retrieve and install it….