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Career Services is reminding students to keep in mind the wise adage of “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” when obtaining or sharing information online. Scams are targeting nearly everyone across the country via email, malicious webpages, search results and postings on online communication boards. Online job systems also have...
A widespread email phishing attempt is targeting many NIU email addresses today. These emails are not legitimate and should be deleted. For more information, call (815) 753-8100 or email [email protected]
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From Heartbleed to cyberbullying to the recent security breaches at Target, the Internet can be a dangerous place for people and data. Experts estimate that cyber crime accounts for losses of $100 billion to $3 trillion every year. At the next STEM Café, Raimund Ege, associate professor in NIU’s Department of Computer Science, will lead...
A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks stunned the world, government measures and the watchful eyes of U.S. citizens have effectively made Americans safer from terrorists, NIU political science professor Christopher Jones says. Government agencies have been talking to each other more, airport security is tougher and citizens themselves are more alert. “People...