Cybersecurity researchers have identified an increase in email phishing targeting mostly North American universities attempting to steal university login credentials. The threats typically leverage COVID-19 themes, including testing information and the new Omicron variant. Researchers believe activity will increase in the next two months as colleges and universities provide testing for students, faculty, and other […]
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1. Click the “Change Password” button on this page or from the Password Help Center to be directed to the Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR). Note you will be redirected to a Microsoft page as our SSPR is a Microsoft product.
On June 9, 2021, FIT launched Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) from Microsoft. See Change Announcement to learn more. You must know your current FIT Password to register; you cannot register if you have an expired password. You will need to register for Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) in order to change your password without TechHelp assistance. […]
What happened?Over the weekend and this morning, FIT (and many of our peer SUNY campuses) received emails from several senders all purporting to represent the IRS, with a subject line of “Recalculating Your Tax Refund Payment.” The emails contained a click button that brings users to a site that looks like an IRS.gov site, but […]
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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) also known as 2-Step Verification, or multi-factor authentication requires a user to present two or more pieces of evidence to authenticate (verify their identity) before they are granted access to an application. Two-Factor Authentication at FIT In this short video, Walter Kerner, FIT’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), explains […]
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What happened?An advisory has just been released by one the Higher Education cybersecurity communication groups alerting us to two phishing campaigns targeting students using the lure of the Pell Grant. The first one attempts to contact students by text message, a form of phishing called “SMiShing,” congratulating them on their acceptance into the Pell Grant Award […]
What happened?We have just been made aware that some FIT employees and students have received three different phishing emails appearing with the subject lines “You have 5 new held messages 12/17/2020“, “Mailbox quota notification for,” and “Notice: Account Update.” All three emails pretended to be related to Office 365 and, in some cases, were spoofing […]