What happened? The latest patch for Apple’s iOS 10.3.3 fixes a vulnerability being called “Broadpwn.” An attacker in proximity to unpatched devices can potentially take control of the device without the victim’s knowledge. This could include turning on the microphone or camera, or accessing data or photos on the phone. The patched vulnerability arises from […]
Note from the Division of Information Technology. FIT issued Verizon phones are managed by the Telecommunications Team even though we have no reason to believe our information was part of the recently exposed security we have updated our information as we recommend all Verizon customers do.
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting you through your smartphone. Attackers send texts that trick you into doing something against your own best interest. This type of security attack is called SMiShing, short for “SMS phishing” trick the target into downloading a Trojan horse, virus or other malware onto their cellular phone or other mobile devices or trick the target into revealing […]
Last night, many of you received an email from an “exeq.io” address named “Isaac” or “Isaac.fit” asking you to participate in a beta test for an app. This email is not affiliated with nor endorsed by FIT; do not respond to it. While the email does not seem to contain any viruses or malware, we […]
What happened? A new security threat allows malicious software to be installed on computers running Microsoft Office. The target users receive an email with a Powerpoint attachment. If they click to open the attachment the link “Loading…Please wait” appears. When they hover over the link the malware installs automatically if they are using Microsoft Office […]
What happened? A hacking tool created by the NSA that was leaked earlier this year is now behind a massive ransomware attack happening around the world. The ransomware, called “WannaCry,” locks down all the files on an infected computer. The victims monitor shows a message “Oops, your files have been encrypted!” and demands they pay $300 in […]
Yesterday, you may have received invitations in either your FIT or personal Gmail accounts to share a Google Drive document from a recognizable name at FIT, mailing list you belong to, or personal contact. This was a nationwide email phishing scam that lured the reader to click on an “Open in Docs” button. When individuals […]
Log into your Google Account Go to the My Account Page (https://myaccount.google.com/) Click on Device Activity and Notification Under recently used devices click Review Devices From the list find the lost or stolen phone or device and click “remove”
You can help protect a sensitive or confidential document from unwanted edits by assigning a password. You can also prevent a document from being opened. Follow the instructions in the video below or you may follow the links below to review the instructions available from Microsoft. Password Protect an Excel File Password Protect a Word […]
Are you printing a confidential document? You don’t need to sprint to the office printer to keep others from seeing the information, you can hold the print job and walk over without fear. The video below provides instructions on how to hold a print job on a Windows computer.