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Tip #3 | Don’t Share THAT about Yourself Online!

Shakespeare Listens

Image: Kelli Marshall, Locating Shakespeare in the 21st Century, Vimeo

Inappropriate sharing of secrets always makes for a good plot twist in a Shakespearean play:

O negligence!
Fit for a fool to fall by: what cross devil
Made me put this main secret in the packet
I sent the king? Is there no way to cure this?
No new device to beat this from his brains?
(Henry VIII, Act 3.2)

When you meet someone new, whether it’s in your residence hall, at a party, or at work, do you immediately tell that person your full name, social security number, phone number, address, credit card and bank account numbers? Didn’t think so. You wouldn’t share most of that information with a good friend, either.

But what if you were asked, politely, a few times for the information? And what if the request came with a promise not to share any of your personal information, including your funny middle name, with anyone else? Right. Didn’t think so.

You should feel the same way about your privacy when a social media site asks you for that information. If you need to share those personal details to join the site, that’s a red flag. Walk (or surf) away from it, fast.

When you share something that’s personally identifiable with the wrong person or website, it will be quite difficult to find a “cure” and “beat” it out of his or her “brains” or database!

Read more about Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Email Storage Limit – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 07/01/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 1st, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.


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From: User@domain.com
Date: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Subject: Your email account has exceeded its storage limit
To: User@fordham.edu
Dear Fordham University Webmaster subscriber,
We hereby announce to you that your email account has exceeded its storage
limit. You will be unable to send and receive mails and your email account
will be deleted from our server. To avoid this problem, you are advised to
verify your email account by clicking on the link below.
(Malicious Link)
Thank you.
The Fordham University Webmaster Management Team.

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Irregular Card Activity – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 06/25/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 25th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.





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Important Notification – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 06/12/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 12th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.


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From: User@domain.com
Date: Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 3:36 PM
Subject: Important Notification
To: User@fordham.edu
Dear Fordham AccessIT Mail Users
  
ACCOUNT REVIEW NOTIFICATION YOUR FORDHAM ACCESSIT MAIL ACCESS HAS BEEN FLAGGED AS ONE OF THE
NUMEROUS ACCOUNTS THAT NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED.
* Quota Usage/Inactive access/ Fraudulent activities Issues
* Abuse & Terms of Use Issues
The main reason for this action are:
WE STRONGLY NEED YOU TO REVIEW YOUR FORDHAM ACCESSIT MAIL ACCESS TO KEEP IT ACTIVE.
ONCE YOU HAVE DONE REVIEWING YOUR FORDHAM ACCESSIT MAIL  ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVE FROM FLAGGED,
AND IT WILL CONTINUE RUNNING PROPERLY.
(Malicious Link)
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US IMPROVE,
REGARDS, 
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
©2014 Fordham University
  

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AccesIT Mail Alert – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 06/12/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about June 12th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.



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From: User@domain.com

Date: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Subject: Fordham AccesIT Mail Alert

To: User@fordham.edu

Dear Fordham AccessIT Webmail Users
Your Fordham AccessIT is due for updating we urge you to kindly take a few seconds to update your Fordham AccessIT webmail login access.
Failure to do so will result to account service suspension.
To update your Fordham AccessIT webmail login access kindly visit our website below to keep your Fordham AccessIT webmail login access active.
(Malicious Link)
Best Regards.
Fordham University
©2014 Fordham University
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Two-thirds of Americans are doing nothing to protect their privacy

A recent survey conducted by consumer reports indicates that Americans are still not getting the message about protecting their personal information despite recent data breaches. Consumer Reports said that one in seven US residents, or about 45 million people, received some kind of notice that their personal data was compromised. 

Report details:
http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/30/most-americans-are-doing-nothing-to-protect-their-privacy/#comments

Learn how your privacy can be compromised:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/07/your-secrets-aren-t-safe/index.htm

Outstanding Invoice- Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 05/29/2014

This is another malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 29th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.



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From: User@domain.com

Date: Thu, May 29, 2014 at 8:06 AM
Subject: Outstanding invoice 
To: User@fordham.edu

Dear Name,

Please download on the link below from dropbox copy invoice which is showing as unpaid on our ledger.
(Malicious Dropbox Link)

I would be grateful if you could look into this matter and advise on an expected payment date .

Many thanks 

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Incoming Fax Report – Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 05/29/2014

This is another malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 29th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.




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From: Incoming Fax 
Date: Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:15 AM
Subject: INCOMING FAX REPORT : Remote ID: 795-378-7775
To: User@fordham.edu

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INCOMING FAX REPORT
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Date/Time: Wed, 28 May 2014 09:79:31 GMT
Speed: 4920bps
Connection time: 09:00
Pages: 0
Resolution: Normal
Remote ID: 795-378-7775
Line number: 0
DTMF/DID:
Description: Internal only

To download / view file please click here

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Stranded Traveler – Scam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 05/22/2014

This is another Scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about May 22st, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.





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From: User@domain.com
Date: May 23, 2014, 7:02:21 AM EDT
To: User@Fordham.edu
Subject: Help……..

I Hope you get this on time, my family and I came down here to Kiev, Ukraine for a short vacation,unfortunately we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed all cash,credit card and mobile phone were stolen off us but luckily we still have our passports with us.

We’ve been to the Embassy and the Police here but they’re not helping issues at all the bad news is our flight will be leaving in less than 8-hrs from now but we’re having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the bills.

I’ll need your help (LOAN) financially of  $2,000. I promise to make the refund once we get back home. Please let me know if you can help and i need you to keep checking your email because it’s the only i can reach you.

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Ebay Suffers Database Breach

eBay is asking users to change passwords as soon as possible. Officials say no financial data was implicated, and the company hasn’t found any evidence of unauthorized activity resulting from breach. 

Further information: http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/21/5737914/ebay-will-ask-all-customers-to-change-passwords-after-massive-breach 

If you have any questions please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.