Security Awareness

Canadian University defrauded of $11.8 million in a phishing scam

MacEwan University was defrauded of $11.8 million using a targeted phishing attack. CBC reported it here: Targeted phishing is increasingly used by criminal groups to attempt similar attacks against other institutions, including York. To help prevent phishing attacks and related fraud, please keep in mind the following tips: Always be suspicious of emails requesting […]

FALSE "Microsoft Support Calls" SCAM

UIT Information Security Office has received reports that false Microsoft support phone calls (currently a large, global scam) have recently targeted some members of the York community. Scammers, pretending to be from "Microsoft Support", try to fool people into believing that something is wrong with their computers and ask for remote access. They might offer […]

StageFright Bug Affecting Android Devices

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Android operating system that allows an attacker to access data stored on your device or remotely install software by just having your mobile phone number. This vulnerability is being referred to as “StageFright”. All Android based phones after and including versions 2.2 are vulnerable. An attacker can use […]

Computer Security Awareness Training for York U Student

The purpose of this short training is to improve your on-line experience by providing information and tools to help protect your information. We believe that keeping your personal information safe is a shared responsibility and we hope you can gain valuable knowledge from this training. After you complete the tutorial, you will automatically be entered […]

Do not respond to the following phish or fraudulent email.

DEAR YORKU.CA USER, Strange activity has been detected in your webmail account, which is against our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). This account is suspected to have been hijacked, for a proof of ownership kindly click on the link below and fill the verification form within 48hours on receipt of this mail. http://******.st/mymailyorku We apologize  for […]