In March some people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or observe Lent, but for many sports fans one event is paramount above all others – March Madness, a.k.a. the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. It’s not unheard of for people to take vacation time from work or skip classes to be sure they can see their favorite teams shine during the dramatic wrap up of the NCAA season.
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Cyber criminals are naturally drawn to money -- your money. Financial aid awarded to students is a frequent target. This is a challenge for the university, as we often need to contact you about financial aid for legitimate reasons. It is important to recognize the difference between a valid email from Buckeye Link, and a phony one from an attacker. The image posted is an example of what an authorized financial aid email from Ohio State looks like.
KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF FINANCIAL AID EMAILS sent from Ohio state:
IT Security is increasingly at the forefront in the modern world. Data breaches and IT security topics are in the news all the time. Users need to understand good cyber hygiene to prevent breaches from occurring.
Ohio State considers cybersecurity one of the university’s top priorities. Resources on our new website cybersecurity.osu.edu will teach you how to protect yourself and how to protect Ohio State.
Does that new fitness app you downloaded really need to read your text messages, access your phone status and identity of callers and modify or delete contents of the USB storage on your device? It’s tempting to skip past the list of permissions when you install an app, but it might be nice to know what you’re actually giving it permission to do, and you may even be able to deny some of those permissions and still use the app.
The first time you connect a device to one of Ohio State’s secure wireless networks, you may be presented with a certificate to accept. This certificate tells your device the network can be trusted, and it lets you know it is safe to enter your username and password to connect. The current certificate used to authenticate “osuwireless” and “eduroam” networks will be expiring, so the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) plans to update this certificate ahead of that expiration date.
The Ohio State University's Columbus campus cable TV customers now have access to commercial-free holiday music on channel 25. The special holiday programming features festive favorites recorded by artists from all genres. It will be available through December 25.
Cybercriminals’ top priority is a real-life payout. For Ohio State student systems, that means criminals may target money that comes to students in the form of refunds, grants, scholarships, loans or other financial aid. If criminals get your user name and crack your password, they may be able to divert funds scheduled for direct deposit into your bank account and send the money to their account instead.