Category: Malware

Smartphone Smarts

The Tip As the smartphone market has matured and become a part of everyday life for most of us, the proliferation of bad actors in the app market has kept pace. The Detail We’ve all come to depend on apps

Will Antivirus Software Make Me Untouchable

The Tip So, you’ve done the research and chosen an antivirus software package that is well-reviewed. It’s all installed. That means you’re cyber bullet-proof right? Wrong! You yourself are the most important part of your cyber security. The Detail Antivirus

USB Flash Drive Security – It’s Important

USB drives are so pervasive in today’s world of technology, that it’s all too easy to become blasé to the many risks in using this very useful and ubiquitous technology. Risks inherent with USB Flash Drives fall into two broad

DDE Attack

You may or may not be aware of a new type of attack potential called a DDE attack – a way of launching malware from a web download, an email attachment, or even directly from the body of an Outlook

Phishing Scam Alert: OneClass Chrome Extension

Be on alert for the OneClass Chrome Extension.  It is a phishing scam where once the extension is installed, it will attempt to send an email on behalf of the user and collect Campus-Wide Login (CWL) credentials. How the phishing

NU Online Security- Canadian Banks Targeted by Malware

Canadian banks have recently become a popular target for online fraud. Please consider the following when banking online: When logging into a bank’s website, make sure you are on the proper site. If you receive an email from your bank,

Cybersecurity Reminder

There’s some evidence that Canadian Universities are getting hit quite hard with CryptoLocker Ransomware.  This appears also to be the case with US universities. The malware encrypts the files on the computer then demands a fee to unencrypt the user’s

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