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Online Security Reminder

Posted on: Feb 22, 2017

The online threats that we face each day are always changing.  A recent example making the rounds is by way of a “missing font” when you visit a compromised website. (See: http://www.itpro.co.uk/malware/28175/chrome-malware-masquerades-as-missing-font-files) In other cases, it is by way of phishing emails.

If you have doubts about the legitimacy of an email message or website, please refrain from clicking any of the links or buttons it offers. They often are designed to either capture your account username and password or to infect your computer.

And as a reminder, IT Services will NOT ask for your password!

Last summer we offered a few other tips for protecting yourself online:  https://concordia.ab.ca/online-security-reminder

If you have responded to a phishing email, clicked a link that came with the suspicious email, or visited a site that may have infected your system, it is critical that you contact IT Services at extension 316, 780 479 9316, or helpdesk@concordia.ab.ca, and we will take the necessary actions to help you safeguard your account.

Thank you for your vigilance.