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Over the past two decades, we’ve all developed a keen eye for spotting doctored images. “Is it real or photoshopped?” has become a common question. But with the rise of generative AI, our skepticism needs an upgrade. We can describe any image in text and watch an AI bring it to life. Super cool, right? But [Read More]

Tax season is upon us and with it comes a surge in tax-related scams. With the increasing sophistication of fraudsters, it’s imperative now, more than ever, to arm yourself with knowledge and vigilance.  Don’t let criminals steal your hard-earned money and personal information. Here’s how to play it safe:  The Game  They want money and [Read More]

Information Technology Services (ITS) is reaching out to keep our community in the loop about recent scamming attempts that are circulating among us. Our goal is to equip you with the necessary awareness to recognize and avoid these scams to keep you secure and untroubled. Let’s stay vigilant together. Employment Scams If a job ad [Read More]

Beginning Monday, March 4, 2024, the Microsoft Authenticator app will enhance security by showing the name of the service you’re accessing. For instance, when logging into Canvas, ServiceNow, or Microsoft Teams, their names will appear in the app. Some services like Banner might show “Shibboleth” instead. This feature helps verify the authenticity of Multi Factor [Read More]

Imagine a tiny square holding a secret message… except sometimes, that message is more “evil villain’s lair” than “hidden treasure.” Quick Response (QR) codes are super handy and can lead you to cool websites, menus, and more. But just like any adventure, there can be traps.  Be a QR code hero! Follow these tips:  Beware [Read More]