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New application will enhance protection against email phishing attacks

Aug. 2, 2017—VUIT will launch a new security program Monday, Aug. 28, to provide more protection to Vanderbilt email users from external phishing attacks.

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A message from Vice Chancellor John Lutz regarding email phishing attacks

Jul. 6, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Information Technology John Lutz discusses a recent increase in email phishing attacks and what you can do to protect your information and the Vanderbilt community.

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VUIT and VUMC IT to upgrade enterprise LDAP directory service

Sep. 8, 2016—On Oct. 4, Vanderbilt IT and VUMC IT will upgrade the university LDAP service to ensure a more highly available and secure enterprise directory service.

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Create strong, unique passwords to protect your digital identity

Jul. 5, 2016—Over the past few weeks, LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr announced that millions of user accounts have been compromised. VUIT strongly recommends that you proactively change your passwords for these services.

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Practice safe Web browsing to avoid ransomware

Mar. 10, 2016—One of the latest threats in the cyber world is the use of ransomware, a type of malware that prevents a user from accessing his or her system through various forms of encryption. Vanderbilt IT shares the best ways to protect yourself by practicing safe Web browsing.

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Make note of security issues in new Outlook iOS and Android app

Feb. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt IT would like to raise the community’s awareness about security issues with the new Outlook application for iOS and Android devices launched by Microsoft in January.

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Vanderbilt IT to heighten protection against malware, spyware, viruses, more

Feb. 4, 2015—Beginning Feb. 4, Vanderbilt IT will increase safeguards against malware, spyware and viruses, along with phishing sites and sites containing inappropriate material.

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Hackers target Vanderbilt users in phishing attack

Nov. 10, 2014—Last weekend, hackers launched a significant phishing attack against Vanderbilt email users.

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Security bug Shellshock puts operating systems at risk

Oct. 2, 2014—Mac and Linux users should be on the lookout for any software updates sent in the coming days from Apple to address the Shellshock security bug.

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External email tag being removed; users should continue to exercise caution

Aug. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt IT removed the [External] tag from the subject lines of emails sent by Vanderbilt students through their Vanderbilt Gmail accounts effective Aug. 6, and will remove the tag from all other external emails on the evening of Aug. 11.

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Campus on alert following phishing attacks

Jul. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt IT has developed tips for managing emails now marked [External].

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Change to email subject lines will combat Internet phishing

Jul. 10, 2014—Due to recent problems with phishing at Vanderbilt, you’ll see a change in the subject lines of some of your Vanderbilt emails starting at 8 p.m. Thursday evening.

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