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 […]
eduroam (education roaming), is an encrypted, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. FIT is proud to be a member and provide eduroam service.
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 the […]
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 […]
FIT has seen a large increase in spam and phishing emails, aimed at both students and employees. They claim to be discussing lucrative job offers from CareerBuilder and other sources. We have reason to believe these emails are fake, aimed at getting recipients to contact the sender and divulge personal information.
You may have your preferred first name display for Google Meet, Gmail, and other G Suite apps by changing your Google Profile name. Changing to display your preferred first name has these benefits:It creates a PREFERRED DISPLAY NAME in all caps across many key locations within the Google suite.While the FIT email address will continue to […]
What happened?The FBI is investigating widespread cybercriminal activity targeting college and university students via spear phishing. Spear phishing, in contrast to traditional phishing, involves highly targeted phishing emails sent to a specific group of individuals—in this case, students with federal student loans. In these more sophisticated phishing attacks, the bad actor will contact the student […]
Starting October 13, 2020, any file put into a Google Drive My Drive trash will be automatically deleted 30 days from the date the file was moved to trash. Any files already in a user’s trash on October 13 will remain there for 30 days. After the 30-day period, files that have been in the […]
Our vendor Central Square sets the rules for Finance Enterprise passwords. Finance Enterprise passwords do not sync with your FIT password; if you change your FIT password, it will not change your Finance Enterprise password. TechHelp Technicians are unable to change your Finance Enterprise password but will contact the vendor on your behalf and a […]