Important Security Concern regarding Quicktime Player on Windows Computers
Posted by Jo-Ann Guilmett on 21 April 2016 04:37 PM
We have been advised by the Department of Homeland Security to immediately remove the Quicktime video player from all Windows computers due to an exploit which allows hackers to take control.      Quicktime, an Apple product, is no longer supported on
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Warning about Tax Related Identity Theft
Posted by Jo-Ann Guilmett on 18 February 2016 10:35 AM
Please be advised that our ITS counterparts at UNH report that they are currently investigating cases where UNH personnel – both faculty and staff – have experienced Identity Theft related to tax filing.  At this time, ITS is not aware of any PSU individuals impacted by current year Tax filing related Identity Theft.  Even though this is the case, we wanted to pass along this information so you can be
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Please be ALERT for Phishing Attempts
Posted by Jo-Ann Guilmett on 02 February 2016 09:18 AM
During the last week, many of you have been tricked into providing your account password to an unauthorized party (aka have been Phished).  When an un-authorized entity has your username and password, they have access to  everything  you have access to.   This includes your email, course material and and any other information available to you in MyPlymouth. Read Complete article

On Monday January 18, between 6:00-7:00 am, Information Technology Services will be performing an upgrade in order to increase the security of PSU’s mission critical data.  The outage is expected to last no more than 15 minutes.  During the upgrade myPlymouth and its related services will be unavailable to all users.  This includes many of the web applications that are usually accessed via myPlymouth such as myMail (Zimbra), the myCourses tab (Moodle &
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Cyber Scams targeting Students
Posted by Jo-Ann Guilmett on 08 September 2015 08:13 AM
University Police has alerted us to an email scam that is actively being targeted to students.   These scams typically promise an attractive weekly salary for doing some relatively easy tasks.  There is usually a catch, they will send you a check that you are to deposit then keep a portion for yourself and then carry out some activities with the remainder.   Since the check was bad to begin with, you wind up doing the activity (which usually involves paying
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Tax-related Identity Theft on the Rise
Posted by Jo-Ann Guilmett on 20 April 2015 08:21 AM
As you have probably seen on the news, identity theft is on the rise, and PSU’s HR and ITS offices have recently been made aware that a very small number of the PSU community members have become victims of tax-related identity theft.  “Tax-related identity theft is when someone uses your Social Security number to file a false tax return claiming a fraudulent refund” ( ). What we are seeing at PSU is
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