December – Scams & Hoaxes
The last month of 2014 has arrived. December is full of joy because the holidays’ spirit is around all month. There is a long break from classes and its Christmas time! Unfortunately, this is also the reason why it’s become scamming season as well. The generous nature of these holidays makes all of us the perfect target of scams and hoax.
From emails to ads and websites, there all kinds of scams and hoaxes infesting the Internet’s waters. Falling for any of them is as easy as one click away. The only way to stay... ...
Watch out for Good Ol’ Scammer Claus: Practice safe shopping online this holiday season
(revised from an article written in the RIT University Magazine by Ben Woelk)
Consumers spent more than $46 billion shopping online last holiday season and will spend even more this year. According to Internet Retailer, this year’s online spending is estimated at $54 billion, and, “This holiday season will mark the fourth consecutive year of e-commerce spending growth.” To cyber criminals, more spending and the busy-ness of the season means more opportunity for identity... ...
Securing Your Computer
This section provides information about all the software and instruction necessary to comply with the Desktop and Portable Computer Standard. The software on this page is intended for use by students, faculty, and staff at RIT. Inexperienced/non-technical users may want to check out our Digital Self Defense 101 Workshop, which explains the dangers of the Internet and RIT security requirements in greater detail.