IE vulnerability

Microsoft has released a security advisory about a vulnerability in Internet explorer that’s being exploited in the wild. The current exploit is targeting IE9-IE11 but the vulnerability exists in IE6 and later. EMET 4.1 will mitigate the vulnerability....

More mailbox scams

We’ve seen these scams before. Every so often, a non-UDel email account messages you to inform you that your mailbox is almost full. Unfortunately for them, these would-be scammers make so many mistakes that it’s hard to believe they’re still in...

Beware of Heartbleed scams

Everyone who’s been online in the past couple days knows the net has basically been on fire. News about the Heartbleed Open SSL exploit is all over the place, and people are scrambling to change their passwords. But maybe we shouldn’t be so hasty – not...

More vish

The AT&T vishing scams are still going around. AT&T subscribers are reminded to visit only the official AT&T website, www.att.com, for matters concerning their phones or billing statements. Below is a list of caller numbers confirmed to be vishers: (800)...

They’re targeting us…

The phishing scams are back. This one is better than most, but it’s definitely fake. This phish was reported to us with the HTML written in plain text, so I’ve recreated the email minus the gibberish and plus the formatting. First, the email opens with a...

Windows XP support ends

Microsoft has announced that as of April 8, 2014, Windows XP will no longer be supported. According to Microsoft, after that date, “your XP computer[s] will no longer receive automatic updates.” As a result, security vulnerabilities in Windows XP will no...

Playing the gamers

Some of us are gamers, and some of us gamers have been waiting for Grand Theft Auto V’s PC release. Unfortunately, phishers have taken this opportunity to scam unsuspecting PC gamers by providing what appears to be a PC beta key for GTA V. IGN, Trend Micro, and...

More AT&T scams

So do you remember the last time vishers paid us a visit? They’re at it again. I got a call from 800-970-2089 trying to direct me to www.yougoatt.com for a “free” $100. Yeah. Free money. Also comes with free malware. This call is another reminder...

Little phish in a big sea

It’s amateur week in the cybercriminal world, apparently. This phish comes to us courtesy of a ticket filed by a member of the UD community. Note the vague, unprofessional opening and the poorly-written text that follows it. The email tries to suggest that your...

Your mailbox is full. Again.

Did you know you’ve exceeded your email storage limit? Well, you probably haven’t, but these scammers would like you to believe otherwise. This phish comes to us from cmorales@esperanza.us. You’ll notice that this address isn’t a udel.edu one,...