Microsoft has released a patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability which was identified on Tuesday. Please visit Microsoft to download the patch for your version of Windows and Internet Explorer immediately.
Microsoft is reporting that tens of thousands of individuals have already been infected by viruses as caused by a critical flaw in their Internet Explorer web browser. There is no patch available at this time….
In 2007 there were 3 Identity Thefts reported to Campus Safety, in 2008 there has already been 73 reported cases…
Please note, the following email is a fraud. The University of Saskatchewan will never request your password. Do not EVER provide this information to anyone. If you receive this or similar emails, delete them immediately!
Many greeting card messages sent via email are simply a ploy to get users to either download and install an infected computer file or to visit a site where the user will receive a virus.
Please be aware of a virus that has been making rounds throughout campus. It comes as an email stating that there has been some problem with a package shipped through UPS and that you should view the attached file.
Users should be aware of the following email and ones like it which appear to be personalized and of a disturbing nature. These emails are an attempt to frustrate or worry you so that you will follow the included link and be taken to a site that may attempt to install a virus onto your system. Please do not follow the included link and delete the email immediately.
Sent: April-23-08 9:49 AM
Subject: She has already gone to hospital! ! !
Listen to me carefully, i don’t know what your name is, but i’ll find you and i’ll cripple you, because this is you who tempted her!!! She has already gone to hospital, you’re next, this is evidence:
Please DO NOT respond to any emails indicating they are from the Usask Webmail Support Team which request your username and password. No legitimate IT resource on campus will request your username and password for any reason. Here is an example of the most recent version of this email:
Campus Safety would like to warn all University of Saskatchewan Faculty, Staff and Students about an attempted email and password collection scam…
Are you getting harassing emails or instant messages? This may be a form of Cyberstalking or Online Harassment and it’s nothing to take lightly…