Archives: IT security
Thursday, April 25, 2019
External Email Tagging Being Implemented to Combat Phishing
At Carleton we often see phishing emails that appear to be from @carleton.ca addresses, when in fact they are fake accounts created with malicious intent. These emails often encourage the recipient to click on a link and provide sensitive information, like their username and password. To better protect Carleton staff, faculty, and students against...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
April IT Security Tip: Safe Online Banking
Banks use comprehensive safeguards to protect the integrity and security of your information and financial transactions. If you choose to bank online you need to do the same. Here are some tips to help you bank safely: Pick a strong password. Online Banking passwords must be unique and complex. It is highly recommended that...
Monday, December 3, 2018
Shopping Online This Holiday Season? Be Careful of These Three Things
How is it December already?! Chances are you have some holiday shopping to do (or start), and if you’re like me you’ll turn to online shops. It's fast, easy, convenient, and, in some cases, I can have my purchases wrapped and shipped directly to my loved ones. But before you open that browser, here...