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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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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Jan. 20, 2015—In light of a nationwide warning against phishing attacks on human resource systems, the recent Sony security breach, and a number of on-campus accounts being compromised in November, Vanderbilt IT has compiled some useful information about phishing.

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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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Vanderbilt IT to submit ‘soft records’ to combat phishing

Sep. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt plans to publish “soft records” for email servers Sept. 22 as part of the Sender Policy Framework. SPF empowers mail exchangers to differentiate between authorized Vanderbilt email servers and those merely posing as such.

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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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Beware of phishing scams linked to College World Series

Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt University Information Technology wants to remind the Vanderbilt community of the dangers of email phishing scams, which spike following major news events, such as the Commodores’ championship win in the College World Series. VUIT cautions all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to exercise additional caution and to stop and think before clicking on Web links,...

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‘Spear phishers’ proving hard to neutralize

Jan. 28, 2014—It may take repeated and varied exposure to anti-spear phishing messages before employees get the message, according to research.

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Think before you click: beware of back-to-school phishing attempts

Aug. 28, 2013—Vanderbilt has experienced a spike in cyber phishing attempts during this year’s back-to-school time - some of which are very convincing. VUIT cautions all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to exercise additional caution and to stop and think before clicking on Web links, emails and Facebook posts.

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Beware of phishing scams linked to Independence Day

Jul. 1, 2013—The Division of Information Technology wants to remind the community of the dangers of email phishing scams, which spike following major news events and holidays, such as July 4. VUIT cautions all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to exercise additional caution and to stop and think before clicking on Web links, emails and Facebook posts related...

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Beware of phishing linked to Boston Marathon bombings

Apr. 16, 2013—Information Technology Services at Vanderbilt wants to remind the community of the dangers of email phishing scams, which spike following major news events, such as the Boston Marathon bombings April 15.

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