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Fake Computer Virus Alerts Reported (4/6/17) »

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 retiring support for older versions of the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office »

Google has identified user accounts in our domain using versions 1.6.13.0 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 . . .

Microsoft Office Now Available At No Cost For All VCU Community »

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] Employment Scam Targeting Students (1/24/17) »

[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 . . .

W-2 Scam: Protect Yourself From Cybertheft »

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 . . .

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