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Cybersecurity Awareness: Live Demo – Vulnerable Computer Hack

  Posted on: October 19, 2021

For Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Information Security team will demonstrate how easily an un-patched computer can be hacked without phishing or the user’s knowledge. Join us to learn tips and tricks to ensure that your system is not vulnerable. When: Thursday, Oct. 21, 12:10 – 12:50pm Where: Click here to watch the Demo (hosted on Microsoft Teams)

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month – All Is Phish That Comes To the (Inter)Net

  Posted on: October 19, 2021

There is a saying that goes: “All is Fish that Comes To the Net” which means a person who takes advantage of all available opportunities to complete a task. In a sense, hackers live by this idiom. Constantly, looking for cracks in computer systems; willing to deceive through fraud, impersonation, and trickery to turn those cracks into craters. Phishing is…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: “What’s in a name?”

  Posted on: October 4, 2021

Do you know the difference between malware, viruses, worms, adware, spyware and trojans? Watch for Information Security’s blog post to find out why you should—and look for more valuable tips during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Android Update Instructions

  Posted on: September 9, 2021

Due to a recent security vulnerability on Android devices, all staff should be updating their devices with the most recent security patches. To get the most recent updates, go to the settings menu on your device, the icon should look like a gear. From there you will need to scroll down the menu until you…

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Outlook Update – January 19th, 2021

  Posted on: February 1, 2021

Differences between Exchange and Outlook: Email System – A collection of servers that is used to store, transport, and monitor email between TRU and the internet. Our email system consists of 14 servers (3 Exchange Servers for Employees, 5 Exchange Servers for Students, and 6 relay/monitoring servers). Exchange Servers – These are the backend servers that store…

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Update on service disruption to OneTRU, TRUEmployee and myTRU

  Posted on: January 24, 2021

To follow up on yesterday’s service disruption notice, IT Services continues to work on restoring access to OneTRU, TRUEmployee and myTRU. While this investigation continues, IT Services was able to restore the critical contents on these webpages. TRUEmployee This information is now available via truemployee.tru.ca.  OneTRU The links for programs and applications normally accessible from the…

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Clicking the Wrong Link Can Have Huge Impacts

  Posted on: January 15, 2021

In December 2020, just before the winter break, 17 unsuspecting TRU employees opened a malicious email message and clicked on a scam link. Once IT Services was informed of the scam (at infosecurity@tru.ca), they were able to stop several thousand more malicious emails from being sent. That’s the good news. The bad news? Enough damage…

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How to spot harmful DocuSign phishing scams

  Posted on: October 28, 2020

There’s been a rise in phishing messages that look like they are from DocuSign. These harmful emails are disguised as legitimate DocuSign notifications related to invoices or other financial documents that require your signature. Phishing scams are a very popular tactic hackers use to trick you into thinking you’ve received an email or text (SMiShing…

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