OIT warns of anti-virus scam

first_imgComputer users beware — the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has launched a campaign to warn students against fake anti-virus scams that are causing problems on computers across campus.“Fake anti-virus attacks are when a pop-up from an unknown anti-virus program occurs and tells the user that it has discovered malware and needs to clear your computer of a potential virus,” David Seidl, Information Security Program manager, said.But the trick is that the anti-virus is actually a virus itself that aims at getting credit card information from unsuspecting users, he said.“What happens is that the user clicks on the pop-up and allows the virus to install itself on their computer,” Seidl said. “Once the virus is installed, it says it found malware on your computer and that you must pay a certain amount of money to get rid of it. Then, it takes your credit card information.“These programs prey on a user’s fear they’re infected.”Seidl said OIT launched to program to benefit students and faculty.“The first thing is to be aware,” Seidl said. “The pop-up will look like it’s from your anti-virus software, but it’s not. It will often have a name like, ‘Anti-virus 2010′ or something generic.”Once someone identifies the pop-up as a virus, there is a simple step they can take to work against it, he said.“The first thing a user should do once they have identified the potential attack is to hit ‘control+alt+delete’ and then kill their browser,” he said. “The entire box is a clickable window, so if the user hits anywhere in the pop-up, the program will open and begin installing.”Seidl said students can also decrease their chances of being attacked by having a safe anti-virus program, making sure their current browser and operating systems are up-to-date and practicing safe browsing habits.“OIT provides a free anti-virus program, available on the Web site,” Seidl said. “We have done technical protections, but the best protection is to get users not to click on the fake anti-virus pop-ups.”Seidl said OIT launched the campaign in response to an increase in Help Desk calls regarding viruses.“It has definitely been showing up more, and Help Desk calls have gone up recently,” Seidl said. “Every year for the past three years, new versions of this have come out. As we see new versions and increased infections, we want to be sure people deal with it.”Seidl said his top suggestion for computer safety is to be aware of the threats that exist.“Knowing the name of your anti-virus software and the risk of the sites you visit is important,” he said.He also suggested updating the computer regularly and maintaining confidentiality.“Do all updates,” Seidl said. “Most people I know click ‘ignore’ when the updating windows come up, but more and more attacks are happening on outdated browsers.“Last, never provide personal information where you shouldn’t. If you don’t provide that information, they can’t get it. For example, the Help Desk would never ask for your password, and no legitimate site should ask for a password unless you’re logging in.”Seidl encouraged students to visit secure.nd.edu/fakeav for more information on fake anti-virus scams and he advised any students with questions or concerns to go to the OIT Web site or the OIT Help Desk.last_img read more

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Triton Knoll foundations and export cables in place

first_imgAccording to project developer RWE, the installation of the 90 monopile foundations and two lengths of 50km export cable was completed this week. Seaway 7’s Seaway Strashnov and DEME’s Innovation were in charge of installing the foundations. Triton Knoll will comprise 90 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines located 32 kilometers off the Lincolnshire coast. Commissioning is planned in 2021. Boskalis’ vessel Ndurance laid and buried both lengths of the 220kV cables, which link the two offshore substation platforms to the onshore electrical network. “We are delighted to have completed this phase of construction within the summer delivery window despite the impacts of Covid19. This is a great credit to all of our supply chain partners and everyone working in the Triton Knoll team,” said Project Director for Triton Knoll and RWE Renewables Julian Garnsey.center_img “We have made excellent progress on the project to date, and look forward to installation of the first offshore turbines in early 2021.” All turbine foundations and export cables have been installed at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. The project is jointly owned by RWE (59%), J-Power (25%) and Kansai Electric Power (16%).last_img read more

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Mrs. Frances (Curlin) Houze

first_imgMrs. Ella Frances (Curlin) Houze, age 87, of Aurora, Indiana, formerly of Vevay and Rising Sun, Indiana, entered this life on January 1, 1933 in Rising Sun, Indiana. She was one of 15 children born to the parents of Ernest and Lydia R. (Washburn) Curlin. Frances was raised in Rising Sun and Vevay, Indiana and attended Rising Sun High School. On April 23, 1949 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Frances was united in marriage to John William Houze. This happy union was blessed with five children. Frances and John shared nearly 71 years of marriage together until her death. Frances was formerly employed for Milan Furniture Factory in Milan, Indiana that became Dolly Madison Furniture and for J&J Liquor Store in Aurora, Indiana. Later, she was employed as a waitress for her mother’s restaurant in Rising Sun, Indiana and for a Dry Cleaners in Aurora, Indiana. Frances enjoyed gardening, canning, traveling, working crossword puzzles and reading. Frances passed away at 6:35 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2020, at the Manderly Health Care Center in Osgood, Indiana.Frances will be lovingly remembered by her husband, John William Houze of Aurora, IN; her daughters, Donna Romans and her husband, Douglas of Dillsboro, IN and Jackie Votaw and her husband, Joe of Aurora, IN; her sons, Garry Houze and his wife, Gina of Knoxville, TN and John W. Houze, Jr. of Covington, KY; her grandchildren, Endea Smith, Sarah Bedel, Josh Banschbach, Johnny Houze, Allison Schwartz, Michael Cutter, Jackie Lansing, Hayes Banschbach, Nicholas Houze and Ashley Houze; her great-grandchildren, Olivia Sizemore, Parker Hahn, Brogan Schwartz, Lane Cutter, Ava Cutter, Taylor Bedel, Austin Bedel, Mallery Banschbach, Sutter Banschbach and Everett Houze; her great-great-grandchild on the way; her step-grandchildren; her step-great-grandchildren; her brother, Paul Vernon Curlin and his wife, Beverly of Vevay, IN; her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Curlin of Vevay, IN and her numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Lydia R. (Washburn) Curlin; her daughter, Linda Kay (Houze) Lansing; her grandson, Adam Banschbach; her brothers and sisters, Daisy Curlin, Laura Jean Kennedy, Ann Croul, Ernestine Lakes, Blanton Curlin, Courtland Curlin, James Curlin, Charles Curlin, J.T. Curlin, Russell Curlin, Dilver Curlin, Wilbur Curlin and Robert Curlin and her daughter-in-law, Tammy Houze.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery on Tapps Ridge in Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

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Barcelona Confirms Neymar Departure, PSG Move Imminent

first_imgepa06113761 FC Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar during a team training session at Barry University in Miami, Florida, USA, 27 July 2017. FC Barcelona will play against Real Madrid in El Clasico Miami on 29 July. EPA/JUANJO MARTINBarcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, earlier today gave wantaway forward, Neymar, permission to “sort out his future”, as the Brazilian was authorized to miss training on Wednesday.25-year-old Neymar have been linked to a world record transfer move to PSG all summer, with PSG reportedly ready to pay his £198m release fee. Confirming the transfer speculations, Barcelona released a communiqué, which read: “The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the Club in a meeting held at the Club’s offices.”“Faced with this position, the Club has informed them they refer to the buy-out clause of his existing contract which as of 1 July totals 222 million euros which will have to be deposited in its entirety.”Neymar and his father arrive Barcelona’s training this morning to push through the deal before the forward was excused from training with his team mates.However, Barcelona emphasized that PSG must pay Neymar’s £198m release clause in full before the Brazilian will be allowed to leave the Camp Nou.“Furthermore, in reply to the claim for the contract extension bonus, the Club has once again made it clear that the amount remains deposited with a notary until the case is resolved.”“The player remains under contract at FC Barcelona but with temporary permission to not take part in training sessions.” the communiqué concluded. RelatedLionel Messi Sends Warm Farewell Message To PSG Bound NeymarAugust 2, 2017In “Europe”La Liga Rejects Neymar 222m Euros Payment From PSGAugust 3, 2017In “Europe”Neymar To PSG: Pros And ConsAugust 4, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

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