University Moves to Restrict Common Words for Passwords

Password iconIn an effort to strengthen password security, starting December 19, 2022, any new password may not contain all or part of the user’s account name, common passwords, or words related to an SMU campaign that are vulnerable to password-guessing attacks. Continue reading University Moves to Restrict Common Words for Passwords

Duo Mobile Ends Support for Android 8/9 and iOS 13

DuoOver the past several years, we have begun to rely heavily on Duo Security for our Two-Factor Authentication. With the ending of support for SMS and Phone Callback verification this year, the Duo Mobile app has become our preferred method of authenticating with our services. Because of that, changes to the app impact us all, and we want you to be aware that effective February 9, 2023, Duo Mobile will no longer support Android 8, Android 9, and iOS 13. Due to this change, we highly recommend the SMU community upgrades their devices’ operating systems by February 1, 2023. Continue reading Duo Mobile Ends Support for Android 8/9 and iOS 13

Anatomy of a Phish: What to Watch Out For

AnitPhish (Anti-Phishing Campaign)On Monday, October 3, a phishing email was circulated to a large number of SMU accounts.  This one was extremely well crafted and more difficult to ascertain the validity than many we have seen. We thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the potential flags in the email that should raise suspicion. Continue reading Anatomy of a Phish: What to Watch Out For

Fall 2022 Security Report Now Available

Top 10 Online ScamsOur latest edition of the OIT Quarterly Security Update is now available to the SMU community.

This issue is dedicated to online scams. We all have seen many of them of late—let’s find out how we can stay safe. Also, we look at how cybercriminals are using persuasion and influence to get you to do what they want. You can find all this and more in our latest update. Continue reading Fall 2022 Security Report Now Available

SMU’s Cybersecurity Wellness Program Launches Next Month

Cybersecurity Wellness ProgramThis year, SMU is launching a Cybersecurity Wellness Program to help you build a custom-tailored plan for making security feel easy. Cybersecurity is critical for success in our modern world, and mastering these cybersecurity habits will help you protect your company, your career, your family, and your future.

But wait, there’s more! Continue reading SMU’s Cybersecurity Wellness Program Launches Next Month