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IT Security Awareness: Protect yourself and your identity

According to the US Department of Justice, more than 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014. EDUCAUSE research shows that 21 percent of respondents to the annual ECAR student study have had an online account hacked, and 14 percent have had a computer, tablet, or smartphone stolen.

At K-State during 2016, 2655 phishing scams were reported resulting in 1213 compromised accounts.

Protect yourself and your identity

Online fraud is an ongoing risk. The following tips can help you prevent identity theft.

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IT Security Awareness: Keep what’s private, private

You exist in digital form all over the Internet. It is important to ensure that the digital you matches what you are intending to share. It is also critical to guard your privacy — not only to avoid embarrassment but also to protect your identity and finances!

Respecting privacy safeguarding data enabling trust

Following are specific steps you can take to protect your online information, identity, and privacy. Continue reading “IT Security Awareness: Keep what’s private, private”

Summer Shred Day set July 15 on Manhattan and Salina campuses

Departments: Mark your calendars for a special Summer Shred Day being planned Tuesday, July 15, on the Manhattan and Salina campuses.  This event allows departments to safely dispose of university paper records containing security-related information.  Continue reading “Summer Shred Day set July 15 on Manhattan and Salina campuses”

New ad-privacy control in iOS 6; how to limit ad tracking

With the introduction of iOS 6 by Apple, Apple has changed the way that application developers and advertisers within apps are able to target ads and track usage. Previously, Apple allowed developers access to a hardware-based ID number to allow such tracking ability, but they have moved to a software-based system in iOS.

Apple is allowing users to turn off such targeted tracking with a “Limit Ad Tracking” feature, but they make it difficult to find. Continue reading “New ad-privacy control in iOS 6; how to limit ad tracking”