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August 31, 2020

You can trust this QR code, but that's not always the case.

A QR code linking to the QR-Hack page on the UVA Security website, with a caption: "Get a scan on what could be hiding behind a QR code."

A QR code linking to the QR-Hack page on the UVA Security website, with a caption: "Get a scan on what could be hiding behind a QR code."

Learn more about QR hacking and how to prevent it. 

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August 11, 2020

Or phishing emails, that is.

Picture of anglerfish with the words, "Beware the Phish!"

Picture of anglerfish with the words, "Beware the Phish!"

Learn how to recognize and defeat hackers' most effective tool.  

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July 01, 2020

Cognitive dissonance is the culprit.

An image of data and a head with neurons inside that reads "Everyone knows they have weak passwords. So why aren't they changing them?"

An image of data and a head with neurons inside that reads "Everyone knows they have weak passwords. So why aren't they changing them?"

Read more to explore the phenomenon of cybersecurity cognitive dissonance, and how to overcome it. 

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June 14, 2020

We just upgraded our map.

Image of complex subway map with the text "Navigating our website doesn't have to feel this complicated."

Image of complex subway map with the text "Navigating our website doesn't have to feel this complicated."

Check out our new and improved role based guidance pages. Whether you're a department head, IT resource user, researcher, or LSP, you can start at your personalized page to find your way around our website with ease. 

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June 14, 2020

View past articles that were displayed on the homepage.

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An image of the rotunda with the text "check out the highlight reel."

Read more to take a look back at featured pages. 

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May 29, 2020

Legacy Root Certificate Expiration!

Picture of expiring root certificate

Picture of expiring root certificate

A major SSL root certificate on servers will expire this Saturday, May 30, 2020, between 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. Eastern time.
If the root certificate store of the server has been updated in the last two years, you' re OK, but legacy systems, embedded systems, and some Linux systems may have issues.
 

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