Tax Scam.jpegScammers can take advantage of tax season to steal your information, identity, and money.  Common methods include: Claiming that you must verify information to receive a refund. Claiming that you must send pictures of your driver’s license or other documents to verify your W-2. Claiming that you owe back taxes and should pay in gift cards. Scammers may also use data breaches of companies you do business with to steal your identity.…
Presentation.jpeg Mark your calendar for the Second Annual CIT Tech Days, a virtual mini-conference offering informative 50-minute sessions during the week of June 6. CIT staff will share technical information, ideas, and how-tos to help Geneseo faculty and staff learn more about specific technical topics. Registration will take place in May. Watch the Events Calendar https://sunygeneseo.cmail20.com/t/d-l-fsjtdk-tysslylh-i/ for additional details. For more information,…
Originally shared in an email to allstaff-l and studentnews-l Cybersecurity experts recently issued a warning that Russia may launch cyberattacks against U.S. targets in retaliation for economic sanctions.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages organizations everywhere to be on increased alert for potential cyberattacks. What did CIT do?  In response to these warnings, CIT has heightened its cybersecurity vigilance. As recommended by DHS,…
Originally Published in Today at Geneseo data privacy.jpeg Everything you do online generates data whether it’s your personal data (i.e. social security) or physical data (i.e. health data). These are some steps you can take to learn about how your data is collected and used. Privacy/convenience tradeoff Decide which businesses and apps you will grant data access to. Consider the amount of personal information requested versus the benefits you may receive in return.…
Wayward Package Phishing Scam
shipping containers in water.jpegOriginally published in Today at Geneseo One scam that often shows up around the holidays is the Wayward Package Phish. (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/11/tis-the-season-for-the-wayward-package-phish/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/11/tis-the-season-for-the-wayward-package-phish/) This scam sends you a message imitating a delivery service, such as FedEx, informing you that your package couldn’t be delivered with a link to reschedule delivery.…
credit cards with lock.jpegOriginally Published in Today at Geneseo Good cybersecurity hygiene is more than what you do on your computer. It can also involve what you do on your phone, at the bank, or even at your mailbox. Here are some tips for protecting your identity and your digital life: Review smartphone app permissions and remove unnecessary access. (https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-check-app-permissions-ios-android-macos-windows/ https://www.wired.…



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