Information Security tips and training geared for MCNY Students.
Beware of Text Message Scams
Text scams are on the rise. Always beware of unsolicited texts or emails. Never respond to unsolicited text or email messages. Did you know that you may forward the unsolicited text to 7726 (SPAM) for review and potential blocking by cell phone carriers?
Take a moment to review a recent example from Staten Island.
Want to learn more from the Federal Trade Commission? Visit their site at https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-report-spam-text-messages
How to know if your account has been hacked
We Live Security shared answered several great information security questions in their recent post. Here are a few highlights to keep in mind. Why would someone want to hack my email? Carry out credential stuffing. They’re betting that you will use the same log-ins on other accounts, and so use automated software to try and open them too Reset your other accounts. Most websites email a reset link to click on, which an account hijacker will be able to access and use to change passwords on your other accounts Send spam/phishing/malicious emails to all of your contacts [...]
Don’t get Hacked for the Holidays
‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations and scams. As retailers deck the halls with amazing deals and limited-time offers, cybercriminals celebrate with their own traditions — tricking unsuspecting individuals into sharing sensitive information in exchange for exclusive holiday deals. Learn how to avoid this devastating situation.
Beware of Phishing Fraud
Students, Email communication is fast, efficient, and virtually free. Those qualities ensure that it is used by billions around the world on a daily basis. With many benefits, it is no wonder that those that are seeking dishonest gains also use email to introduce themselves. MCNY would like to remind you to use caution when making decisions that originate from an email. If an email offer looks overly appealing, it may be too good to be true. Some scammers may be courteous and may even take their time before taking advantage of you. The Federal Trade Commission [...]