Archive: Announcements

  • Public Service Notice – Zoom Security Flaw

      Update (July 11, 2019) Zoom released an emergency patch and Apple has announced that they have employed a silent software update that removes a web server component of the Zoom.  UIS h

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  • UIS Information Security Alert

    In our ongoing efforts to address the increasing external threats to our data security and privacy, Georgetown University is continually enhancing its technology infrastructure and network protections

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  • UIS Alert – Update Your Google Chrome Browser

    Action Needed: UPDATE YOUR GOOGLE CHROME BROWSER Google announced a significant vulnerability in its Chrome browser allowing malicious actors to send code remotely to unpatched versions of the browse

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  • Public Service Notice – Georgetown User Credentials Found in External Data Breach — Again!

      Many of you may have heard on the news that more than 772 million email records and 21 million passwords were found in an online database on January 17, 2019. Included in this database were old

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  • Computer Support Scam

    Please be advised, there are computer support scams circulating out the internet again. These aren’t new, but they’ve taken on a new look. But they’re still fake! If you see a message while browsi

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  • BrightCrowd Email Alert

    Members of the Georgetown University community have reported emails from Brightcrowd that appear to be phishing.  The University Information Security Office has confirmed that this is a legitimate em

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  • Extortion Email Alert

    Extortion Email Summary: Extortionists are actively targeting the GU community and the public at large using fear and shame as their primary tactics to lure victims to pay them via BitCoin or leak

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  • Reboot Your Home Router!

    VPNFilter Malware Detected in Network Routers Reboot Your Router Now!   Summary: The FBI has issued a new, urgent warning in the United States to those who use internet routers in their homes o

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  • Phishing Email Alert

    Salary Notification Update: May 8, 2018 Another round of phishing targeting GU Faculty is actively circulating.  Subject line is "Paycheck Error Correction Letter." Do not click on the link in

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  • GDPR Explained!

    What is GDPR? The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new privacy law that governs the use of personally identifiable information. The GDPR grants certain legal rights

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