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March 8, 2019

Decorative image of a catfish underwater

March 8, 2019

May 30, 2018

Summer at the beach

May 30, 2018

Ahh, summer is finally here. Many students will be away from campus during the summer months and many faculty likewise will enjoy some time away.  And the advice is always: be vigilant about wearing sun screen.  No disagreement, but I want to talk about also keeping up your security vigilance during the summer.  We want you to stay safe even while you are away.

December 6, 2017

December 11, 2017

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission put together a fantastic article called "The 12 Scams of Christmas".  With their permission, the following post borrows heavily from that article and has been tailored for the University of Guelph community.

September 11, 2017

October 6, 2017

Chances are if a job offer looks too good to be true...it is!  Ever year job offer scams make the rounds attempting to trick students into providing their personal information and ultimately scam them out of their money. 

How the Scam Works

Step 1 - Initial Contact 

August 3, 2017

Cellphone

August 4th, 2017

Phishing has gone mobile! Malicious phishing messages sent out via SMS are often referred to as 'smishing', and it is on the rise.

July 19, 2017

July 19th, 2017

March 10, 2017

Tax Season

March 10, 2017

March is the start of tax season (yeah!). At this time of year there is always an increase in the number of tax-related scams going around via email and phone. Here is just one example of a scam where the perpetrators claimed to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in order to steal money from their victims.

November 24, 2016

 

November 24th, 2016

February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016

Have you ever seen a pop-up like the one above while browsing the internet?  You are surfing the internet, when suddenly your screen is full of popups warning you about an infection on your computer, with windows saying “Click Here” or as in the case above, “Call this number”.  It is an easy scam to fall for if you aren’t careful, and can have devastating consequences.

 

December 23, 2015

January 4, 2016

One of the goals of the InfoSec team is to raise awareness on campus of new and emerging threats online. In this blog post we look at Malvertising – what it is and how you can protect yourself and your data.

What is Malvertising?