SECURE UD NEWS

Welcome back!

The fall of 2021 represents more than just the start of a new academic year; it’s a new beginning, and a chance to return to a more normal year at the University of Delaware. As we all have taken steps to protect and maintain our good health, it’s important to keep in...

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Ransomware is on the rise, again

Ransomware is malicious software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system and its data until a “ransom” is paid. Consequences of a ransomware attack can be severe and there is no guarantee a user will recover...

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Understanding Social Engineering

What is social engineering? Social engineering, in broad terms, is the act of influencing someone to take a specific action. Social engineers use our human nature against us. They manipulate our trust in order to get us to do what they want, whether that’s...

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Know how to limit ad tracking on your phone

Did you know that apps on your phone can track the ads you view? If you care more about protecting your user data than having targeted ads, you may want to limit ad tracking. Keep reading to learn how.

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Welcoming UD’s new Chief Privacy Officer

Data Privacy Day has come again and the news continues to be grim. The number and sophistication of threats to our data will continue to increase in 2020. Data breaches will be chief among these threats, particularly in sectors such as financial services and health...

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Top tips for shopping online

You may already be tracking down the perfect deal on  that 4K TV you've been wanting, but are you doing it safely? Below, we've rounded up some of our top tips for keeping your information secure while shopping on Cyber Monday and beyond.

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Windows 7 and Server 2008 Retirement

Effective January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support or provide security updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/R2. IT Pro teams within each college are identifying systems within their unit that are running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008/R2 and are...

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Cybersecurity in pop culture

When you hear the word hacker, what image comes to mind? The idea of hacking and tech-based conflict has been apparent in movies and television since the 1980s and 90s, so it's no wonder that you may have a distinct picture in your head. As technology has...

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