Our users might have heard about the “POODLE” security bug that was recently discovered in the technology that helps to secure web pages (specifically in SSL 3.0, which provides the s in https:// on older web browsers). To protect users’ personal data and transaction details University Relations’ vendors are disabling support for older browsers that use the […]
Category Archive for 'Security'
What is Heartbleed? Many Wesleyan alumni have probably heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability which was announced on April 7. “Heartbleed” is a nickname that refers to a serious flaw in a popular open source security component known as OpenSSL. NPR’s story from April 8 provides an overview of the problem. For a more technical angle see the blog post on Heartbleed by […]
While Wesleyan provides full-service email accounts for alumni we cannot offer VPN services after graduation because alumni are not licensed to use any of the University’s database or journal subscriptions. To get you started we’ve compiled a list of pages that contain answers to common questions about VPN. Alumni interested in acquiring a VPN provider […]
Phishing emails have been circulating to Wesleyan email addresses. These are calculated to prompt you into divulging your personal information. Please do not respond to such messages or click any links contained within. If you have replied or clicked any links, we encourage you to change your email password as soon as possible. To change your Wesleyan email […]
Messages like the one below have been circulating to Wesleyan email addresses. This message is a phishing email, calculated to prompt you into divulging your personal information. Please do not respond to such messages or click any links contained within. If you have replied or clicked any links, we encourage you to change your email […]
If you received a message this morning with the following From and Subject lines, and clicked the link inside, then please change your password immediately. From: Wesleyan University [News@wesleyan.edu] Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 Subject: News update! This was a phishing e-mail (Wikipedia link): an illegitimate attempt by an unauthorized third-party to gather your personal […]
Wesleyan Alumni: an e-mail message is circulating that pretends to be from Wesleyan University asking you to provide your e-mail address and password. The message may appear with the following header details: From: Account Upgrade <email@example.com> Subject: Your Wesleyan University mailbox has exceeded the storage Please delete any such messages that you receive and do […]
Phishing warning for message circulating on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
Alumni and other members of the Wesleyan community, please be advised of the following ITS alert that was issued yesterday, July 6: Many faculty, staff and students received a phishing email today with the subject lune [sic] Wesleyan University and a link to what appears to be a Wesleyan site, but is not. The body […]
From the ITS Info blog yesterday: In the last couple days, at least two new phishing emails have been circulating. Again, both appear to be convincing and ask you to act in order to prevent suspension of your account. ITS does not ask you to provide login information via email nor do we ask you […]