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Data Privacy
9 OUT OF 10 ADULTS
feel consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.1
HACKERS HAVE EXPOSED
the personal information of...
110 MILLION AMERICANS
(roughly half of the nation's adults) in the last 12 months alone.2
6 OUT OF 10 AMERICANS

Toner Phoner Scams

Telephone Scam About Printer Cartridges

phone scamsPlease be advised that a telephone scam is making its way around the campus offices. The caller identifies themselves as calling from purchasing and asks what type of printer and/or fax machine the office is using. Toner cartridges and an invoice are then sent to the McNeese Post Office. Departments are then responsible for returning the cartridges and receive notifications about unpaid invoices.
Please notify all staff and student workers that answer telephones about this scam. The McNeese Purchasing Department is not taking an inventory of printer/fax machine ink cartridges. Do not provide information and ask for a name and call back phone number.

Additional Info:

Update: POODLE Vulnerability in SSLv3

CIS ADVISORY NUMBER: 2014-089 - Update

Subject

Vulnerability in SSLv3 Could Allow Information Disclosure

Executive Summary

10/15/2014

A vulnerability exists within the SSL version 3.0 protocol allowing an attacker to hijack and decrypt session cookies that are utilized between a user's web browser and the web site. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographic protocol that is designed to provide secure network communication using X.509 certificates. This could lead to attackers temporarily impersonating web site visitor account logins and/or online payment systems.

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