Category Archives: Security

1/25 8:00AM, All devices require a new security certificate

Next Friday, January 25th, LTS will update our network security certificate as a part of a required network security upgrade. All users connecting to the wired network or the Wellesley Secure wireless network after 8:00AM will see a pop-up window asking them to … Continue reading

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7/25 Beware of a password scam asking for bitcoins

Beware of a current scam where the subject includes a password you have used in the past (most likely in an external system such as Yahoo!), and they demand you pay a large ransom in bitcoin.  In addition, the email … Continue reading

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3/29 “A Task Awaits You”; test email, not phishing, but delete

This isn’t phishing, it’s from Workday, but it’s from our test system and harmless. Please delete it; sorry for bothering you! From: <wellesley@myworkday.com> Date: Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 3:27 PM Subject: A Task Awaits You: Change Benefits for Open Enrollment … Continue reading

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3/26 Phishing: Fixed-term faculty positions

Look out for a phishing email from Dr John Largen, greatislord(at)gmail.com with the subject: FIXED-TERM (PART-TIME) FACULTY POSITIONS, and an attachment. Click the triangle in the upper right of the message and choose Report phishing, or delete it. You can also … Continue reading

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FedEx phishing with name and SSN

Be aware of a new phishing attack that looks as if it comes from FedEx. The email may include your name and Social Security number, which makes it seem legitimate. The email links you to a Google Doc that uses … Continue reading

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1/29 9:30am Malwarebytes & PC connectivity issues on office PCs

We have received reports of some faculty/staff office PCs that cannot connect to the network.  This issue does not impact classroom computers. Malwarebytes published a faulty Web Protection update on Saturday morning.  A new update has been released to correct the problem.  … Continue reading

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Phishing scam: “***Employment***”

The email address keeps changing, but the name has been Christopher Babbit throughout, the subject mentions ***Employment***, and the message has a Job Details.txt file attached that claims the person is from Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)—of course, you shouldn’t … Continue reading

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6/27 Windows computers and recent ransomware

You may have read news articles about a global ransomware attack. Most College PCs should have this patch downloaded already, but you may need to install it and reboot.  See our instructions to check if your Windows PC is patched. Other … Continue reading

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6/13 Beware usher scam

Dozens of students fell for a previous version, so please be wary and if you see this message, either delete it or use the right triangle in the upper right corner of the message to Report phishing. ———- Forwarded message … Continue reading

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6/7 Another $ phishing scam

Not real! Date: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 10:35 AM Subject: FWD: Work and earn $300 this saturday Will you like to work as an Usher for 4 hours this Saturday in Wellesley. Please contact ceomail9060@gmail.com for briefing. Click the … Continue reading

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