Security News & Alerts

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    Email Scam Alert - Jan. 2015

    January 22, 2015

    Please be advised of a recent EMAIL SCAM dated January 21, 2015 with the subject "Dear ucsc.edu Account User."

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    Online Holiday Shopping: Tips to Keep Your Information Secure

    November 19, 2014

    Online holiday shopping continues to grow in popularity. Keep these tips in mind to help protect yourself from identity theft and other malicious activity while shopping online during the holiday season and throughout the year.

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    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October 1, 2014

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! The goal of this annual national campaign is to raise awareness about steps each of us can take to stay safer and more secure online.

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    Restricted Data vs. Confidential Data

    September 25, 2014

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week’s cyber security article looks at different levels of sensitivity of university data, and some of the implications of working with each one.

  • The Shellshock "Bash Bug"

    September 25, 2014

    The Shellshock "Bash Bug" is a vulnerability that affects many devices using Linux and Unix operating systems including servers, routers, Android phones, and Mac computers. The Bash Bug lets attackers take control of the affected device to install programs or run commands.

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    Beware of Identity Theft Targeting University Employees

    June 6, 2014

    The Police Department and Information Technology Services want to take this opportunity to warn you about a recent report from the FBI's Cyber Security Division about identity theft.

  • Beware of IRS and PG&E Scams

    March 6, 2014

    The Police Department and Information Technology Services want to take this opportunity to warn you about recently reported IRS and PG&E scams.