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Duo for U-M VPN now available

You can now use Duo two-factor protection with the U-M Virtual Private Network (VPN). With faculty, staff, and students already benefiting from Duo two-factor authentication at Weblogin, ITS is working to further extend this protection to other university services. Try it now on your personal computer Visit ITS: Getting Started With VPN and choose your operating system to… Read More »

Check systems for signs of compromise

Has a system you are responsible for been compromised? How would you know? What should you do? Almost all IT professionals at some time in their career have faced these questions. Information Assurance (IA) offers guidance for checking your systems for signs of compromise, or simply suspicious activity.  Start by checking system and software logs for the following… Read More »

How to spot misleading sender addresses

Some email scams are easy to spot. Other types of scams, like emails with forged or misleading sender addresses, can be harder to catch.  Such emails are often referred to as “spoofed.” Scammers “spoof” by trying to make you think the sender is someone you know and trust in an attempt to get you to send money, disclose… Read More »