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Tech Tip: How to Prevent “Zoom-Bombing”

Zoom-bombing is the term for when individuals “gate-crash” Zoom meetings. These uninvited guests share their screens to bombard real attendees with disturbing pornographic and/or violent imagery. Most of these are perpetrated via publicly available Zoom links; however, not all depending on your settings. Here are ways to protect you and your guests from falling victim. Read more about what you can do to protect yourself here: https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/cybersecurity-and-covid-19/settings-preventing-zoom-bombing Tips courtesy of Zoom and UC Berkeley

The holiday season is upon us for family, friends, and … phishing?

This festive time of year is when many cyber thieves try to trick you with holiday-themed email scams.  These phishing scams are professional-looking emails that attempt to steal your personal information (such as login password, bank account, or credit card).  The emails generally look authentic and appear to come from a valid organization (like WVNET or your bank).  They may even include a “helpful” link to a website for your convenience. Some phishing examples from previous holiday seasons include: From “Amazon”: Enter your username and password to receive a “free” $100 Amazon gift card. Unfortunately, the webpage captures your login credentials and installs harmful software…

We are having multiple issues with our Internet connections, particularly in the southern part of the state. We are working with our Internet Service Providers and telecommunication vendors to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. We will update this message once normal Internet traffic has resumed.
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