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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]

Phishing is their game, using fake emails, social media posts, or direct messages to lure you into clicking slimy links, coughing up sensitive info, or downloading dodgy attachments with the promise of juicy catches. If you take the bait and click the deceitful link, you might find your personal information swimming in treacherous waters.  Spot [Read More]

Make it automatic. Most reputable software companies offer the convenience of automatic updates for their products, with reminders when updates are available. If automatic updates aren’t available, set a quarterly reminder to manually check for updates. Get it from the source. When downloading a software update, ensure it’s from the official company that created it. [Read More]

Create strong, memorable passwords by using lengthy and complex passphrases. Passwords should be:  Long – Ensure every password is a minimum of 14 characters long. Unique – Never reuse passwords across different accounts. That way if one account is compromised, the others remain secure.  Complex – Create each unique password using a mix of uppercase [Read More]

October is here, and you know what that means – it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month! 🌐🔒 UNCG Information Technology Services (ITS) joins the National Cybersecurity Alliance and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to boost campus cyber awareness. ITS will share vital tips to help safeguard your identity, finances, and devices. Stay tuned for ways to protect [Read More]