‘Tis the Season to Change Your Password Early in 2013, OIT changed the password reset policy for network accounts from 90 days to 365 days. Some accounts are now approaching password expiration deadlines, and some users may have received notifications from both the old system and the … Continue reading →
Phishing Attempt A phishing attempt was sent to a number of users on campus. The email asked the user to provide information to “restore” email access to his/her account. The information, including the link provided, the name of the sender in the … Continue reading →
Security Alert: CryptoLocker The Office Information Technology has been hard at work to combat a relatively new malware that has been infecting Microsoft Windows devices and extorting victims for access to their files. This malware, CryptoLocker is an example of a Trojan horse, an infection that … Continue reading →
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Protecting Ourselves From Online Identity Theft University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace Loh announced yesterday that a cyber-attack on the university’s servers resulted in the theft of personal information about 309,079 students, faculty, staff, and university-affiliated personnel who were issued university ID cards at either the … Continue reading →
In January a Duke University student stumbled upon a piece of gossip that would turn out to be valuable to the campus-gossip website CollegiateACB: One of his female classmates at Duke has a side career as a porn star, working under the pseudonym Belle Knox.
On January 10 the student who had discovered his classmate’s secret shared it with attendees at a fraternity rush event. Before long, the woman’s real name had been posted on CollegiateACB, a message board where students can post anonymous...
Some parents want to continue parenting even after their kids go to college. Helicopter parents, as they are called, try to remain as involved as possible in the lives of their collegiate offspring, despite admonitions against coddling them into a state of arrested development.
Many colleges politely tolerate doting parents. The University of Tennessee at Martin welcomes them.
The university has given parents access to a website where they can see what courses their children have signed up for a...