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Members of the UNCG community have recently become the target of a gift card scam. These are hand-crafted attacks where criminals impersonate a senior UNCG employee and direct the victim to purchase retail gift cards. This has unfortunately cost employees hundreds of dollars. In this specific scam, the attacker impersonates someone you know using the [Read More]

As the holidays approach, ITS reminds you to be aware of seasonal scams and malware campaigns. Be wary of fraudulent social media pleas, calls, texts, websites, and door-to-door solicitations for donations to charities. Do some research online about the charity. Be careful how you pay. Keep scammers’ tricks in mind. Read more: How to Donate Wisely [Read More]

Oversharing personal information online can get you in trouble — with hackers, thieves, and even potential employers. Date or place of birth, hobbies, favorite foods or music — that’s all TMI! TMI makes you vulnerable to security and privacy risks, like the following: Identity theft. Using social networks, criminals can use personal information you’ve shared [Read More]

Many people like to check in to a location when using social media apps to let friends and family know where they are and what they’re doing, and to get perks from businesses and promotions. But posting your current or future location has many potential risks, including alerting thieves to the location of an empty [Read More]

You know you’re supposed to have strong passwords so that hackers can’t guess them. And that you’re supposed to have different passwords for different accounts. But trying to keep up with all of that is challenging to say the least! That’s where password managers come in—they eliminate the need to keep track of multiple passwords. [Read More]