SMiShing or scam? Just delete messages like this one

Several of our colleagues report having received a suspicious text like this one on their cell phones: If you see a message like this on your phone, delete it. Do not reply to it. If you reply STOP or HELP, you have confirmed to the sender that your number is a live...

Spoofed email addresses reported by sharp-eyed UD employees

Scammers are always trying to pull a fast one on you. This morning, several members of the University community told reportaphish@udel.edu that they received email allegedly sent by a high-ranking UD official. The message came from a fake email address that included...

Did you spot May’s SecureUD Phishing test?

If you’re reading this, you may have spotted May’s test phishing email! This email was sent as part of the Secure UD “Take a BITE out of phish!” campaign, a University initiative to raise our community’s awareness about phishing attacks, their consequences, and...

FBI: Go home and turn your routers off and on to clear malware

The FBI and security researchers are advising that we should reboot our home and small business internet routers to remove malware (called VPNFilter) detected on over 500,000 routers. That’s right, just go home and turn your internet router off (or unplug its...

Use 2FA, MFA AND common sense to protect your UDel accounts

The implementation of two-factor authentication (2FA) and Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) at the University of Delaware has made UD accounts much more secure. Hackers cannot break in to a 2FA- or MFA-protected account with just a username and a password....

Bank of America phishing scheme spotted at UD

Last week, a staff member caught the phish shown below: We have detected irregular activity on your account on the date 05/01/2018.For your protection, we have temporary limited your account. In order to regain full access to your account, you must verify this...

Twitter Password Change

If you’re one of the 336 million Twitter users, you probably got an email sometime on Friday suggesting you change your account password. On Thursday, Twitter announced they discovered a bug that saved plain-text user passwords on an unprotected log....

Yahoo Phishing Scam Identified

One of our staff caught this Yahoo phish early Monday morning. Phishing attempts that resemble the one below share certain characteristics that make the phish easily identifiable. A clear sign that an email allegedly from a trusted organization is not legitimate is...

Phishing for Faculty

You’re a faculty member and it’s just a normal Monday morning. Your email inbox is filled with student emails asking about what homework they can make up, if their grades can be changed, or if class is going to be cancelled. In all of the clutter of such...