Recently the Information Security Office has seen an increase in "fake virus" alerts on VCU devices. Currently, the malware seems to be coming from a Google Chrome extension that is being installed without the knowledge of the person using the computer. After installation, it has been witnessed that a pop-up alert will come on screen and an audio track . . .
Google has identified user accounts in our domain using versions 184.108.40.206 or older of the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office client. The Google Drive plug-in authentication flow has been updated to address Google’s efforts to modernize OAuth interactions in native apps for better usability and security. It’s critical that users upgrade to the . . .
VCU is now offering Microsoft Office downloads via the Office 365 portal at no charge to VCU faculty, staff and students for personal use. By making these downloads available through the MS Office 365 portal, all VCU community members are eligible to download MS Office on up to 5 devices per person to use during their time as a student or employee at VC . . .
[Update 2/16/17] Scammers are again targeting VCU students with employment opportunities this month. As noted below, VCU employs email filters to keep many of these scams from reaching students but some scams might make it through our filters. The most recent scam comes from Dan Richter who claims to be sending the message to 10 VCU students who have be . . .
With tax season here, scammers are out to steal employment W2 information for tax scams. Please be extra careful with emails and phone calls that you receive during this time. Scammers will try to steal your login credentials and tax information so that they can file taxes on your behalf, in addition to stealing your personal information.
For tips a . . .
If you need immediate assistance, please contact the helpIT Center at (804) 828-2227 or submit a ticket online. You can also submit feedback through our Feedback form above or leave a comment on specific blog entries.
Don't Get Phished
Don't be a phishing victim - VCU and other reputable organizations will never use email to request that you reply with your password, social security number or confidential personal information. Learn more about phishing »
Follow Us On Twitter
What is VCU Technology Services?
We are responsible for implementing and supporting the technology used around campus, such as the network, phones, enhanced classrooms, and Internet-based systems including myVCU, Blackboard, email, and more.