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Security updates for the week of 11/2/15

November 9, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for the week of November 2, 2015 are:

1. Java 8 Update 65 (Windows and MacOS)
2. Security update for Windows 10 (Windows only)

More information about the security measures taken for TechZone-supported computers can be found at http://lss.wisc.edu/node/security-measures.

Security updates for the week of 10/26/15

October 27, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for this week are:

1. iTunes 12.3.1 (Windows and MacOS)
2. Multiple security updates (MacOS only)
3. Safari 9.0.1 (MacOS only)

More information about the security measures taken for TechZone-supported computers can be found at  http://lss.wisc.edu/node/security-measures.

 

Security updates for the week of 10/19/15

October 19, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for this week are: Read more »

How to use Identity Finder - Windows

October 21, 2014 by Sue Weier

Identity Finder is a software that looks for private (or "restricted") data on your computer and helps you remove or protect it.  Current campus policy strongly recommends that all employees have Identity Finder installed on their computers to comply with the Restricted Data Management policy.  You can read that policy on the CIO's website at https://www.cio.wisc.edu/RestrictedDataMgmt.pdf.  Read more »

Office 365 Phishing Emails

January 27, 2014 by Sue Weier

L&S Security

Over the holidays, my Inbox was inundated with a number of new phishing emails.  Interestingly, I noticed a trend toward phishing emails that referenced Office 365.  Most of these appeared to come from support units similar to the LSS TechZone or the DoIT Helpdesk, but on closer examination proved to be fake. Read more »

Keep calm and Stop Badware

January 3, 2014 by Sue Weier

A patron recently emailed the LSS TechZone with suspicions about an email she received.  This patron had good instincts; the email was a phishing email.  Phishing emails try to acquire personal information or passwords by tricking the recipient into thinking that he or she is at a legitimate site.  This particular email played on the common use of GoogleDocs and GoogleDrive: Read more »

Don't believe it. The Wisc! Helpdesk

December 20, 2013 by Sue Weier

Don't ruin your holiday season by falling victim to this new phishing scheme.  An email with the subject "The Wisc! Helpdesk" is making the rounds on the UW campus.  The text of the email is:

Your Incident ID is: 130329-018715

This is an automated message to notify you that we detected a login attempt
with a valid password to your Wisc! account from an unrecognized device on
Thursday, December 19th, 2013 10:20 PM BST.

Location: Czech Republic IP=89.187.142.93

TechZone Tuesday Updates for October 22, 2013

October 21, 2013 by Sue Weier

The following critical updates will be deployed to TechZone-supported computers on Tueday October 22 and Wednesday October 23.  

On Windows:

  • Adobe Reader - update to version 11.0.05
  • Security updates for Internet Explorer 10
  • Chrome update - to version 30.0.1599.101
  • Firefox update - to version 24
  • Flash player update - 11.9.900.117

On MacOS: Read more »

Kidnapped files held for ransom!

October 10, 2013 by Sue Weier

Cryptolocker logo

It sounds absurd, but that's exactly what happens when you are infected with a new virus called CryptoLocker.  This virus encrypts your files so that you can't open or read them.  Then you're asked to pay a sum of money (often $300) to decrypt the files. The encryption is real, and your files may not be recoverable even if you pay the ransom.

How can you avoid this threat?  Some simple precautions may help: Read more »

Identity Finder: What do I do now?

November 12, 2012 by Sue Weier

Identity Finder logo

Identity Finder is a software tool that helps find restricted or sensitive data saved in files on your computer. In departments supported by L&S Learning Support Services, Identity Finder automatically runs each week. When the scan finishes, the report window opens on your desktop.

So what do you do now? 

You're confronted with a list of files that may, or may not, have sensitive data. This article will give you some ideas about how to approach your Identity Finder report. Read more »

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