Back to School: Strengthening Your Security Posture

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is still uncertain whether or not students and teachers will end up in the online classroom once again. Given that there is a possibility of this happening as we head into a fourth wave of the pandemic, strengthening their security posture should be at the top of school IT departments' to-do list. Read on for a few tips on how to increase...

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Back-to-School Scams Target Students with Library-Themed Emails

Students should keep their eyes peeled for phishing emails purporting to be from their colleges, as well as online student resources laced with malware, researchers warn. College students settling back into school might want to think twice before clicking on an email prompting them to renew their school library account. Researchers warn that students at hundreds of universities worldwide are being targeted with fake emails this week, which tout attachments or...

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Malicious Apps

Malicious ‘Back to School’-Themed Apps Target Young Users Who Don’t Know Better

Bad actors are constantly looking for ways to target unsuspecting users with malware or other digital threats. To increase the likelihood of a successful infection, these nefarious individuals incorporate holidays, current events and significant dates into their attack campaigns. And they are doing so with malicious apps. It’s, therefore, no surprise that digital miscreants are capitalizing on the end of summer by pushing out malicious apps with a focus on “back...

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