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IT Security Alert: Fake LinkedIn Invitation

Author: Katie Rose

This morning or late yesterday, many people at Notre Dame received a LinkedIn connection invitation from someone impersonating our president, Fr. John Jenkins.  Unfortunately, this LinkedIn account does not actually belong to our president, and instead, a scammer is using it to try to gain access to your personal information and login credentials.…

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Update macOS High Sierra 10.13 to fix critical security flaw

Author: Katie Rose

Data Security Keyboard Computer 163017

Update as of 11/29/17 at 1:00PM (ET): Apple has released an update to address this issue. The OIT recommends installing it as soon as possible.  To install the update, go to the App Store app on your Mac. Click Updates in the App Store toolbar, then use the Update button to download and install the fix for this security vulnerability.

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IT Security Alert: Update on Latest Global Ransomware Threat

Author: Katie Rose

Ransomware

Many news agencies continue to report on the latest global ransomware threat that has affected corporations and institutions in the United States.

Ransomware is a type of security threat that holds your files hostage until you pay money. This serious threat is known as Petya, and it is very similar to the WannaCry threat that was publicized in May. Most computers at Notre Dame are already protected from both Petya and WannaCry.  …

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