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... ...
One of the easiest “technologies” to keep your information and computer safe is properly configuring the security settings on your web browser. Most people leave the settings at default because it’s convenient, but not taking those extra couple of minutes now can mean many costly hours (or weeks) later if your information gets compromised.
Below are some setting suggestions and how to complete them on the most common browsers. Settings may vary based on browser version, and we recommend always updating your browser to the most current version to ensure the most recent patches and security features are applied.
In the last EDUCAUSE Poster and Video contest, RIT student and Information Security Office employee Karyn Lewis won several monetary awards for her posters. We'll provide information on the next contest as it's available. Click on the thumbnails below to see the posters.