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Change Your Unsecure Passwords Now!

If the passwords you have used for your Google account and other online accounts have not been changed for over a year, change them now! We highly recommend these sites to help you create secure passwords:,, and

Hacker News: "New MacStealer macOS Malware Steals iCloud Keychain Data and Passwords"

From the Hacker News:

A new information-stealing malware has set its sights on Apple's macOS operating system to siphon sensitive information from compromised devices.

Dubbed MacStealer, it's the latest example of a threat that uses Telegram as a command-and-control (C2) platform to exfiltrate data. It primarily affects devices running macOS versions Catalina and later running on M1 and M2 CPUs.

Ransomware: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Ransomware is a type of malware (short for malicious software) that infects a computer by encrypting all the files contained in it, so that the victimized person can no longer access the files. It threatens to publish the victim's personal data or perpetually block access to the files unless a ransom is paid. 

When not checked immediately, ransomware will attempt to spread to connected computers.

Warning about Phishing email

Please be informed that the attached snapshot of an email asking you to update your email account is a phishing attack. Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive information by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication for malicious reasons. Here's a quick step-by-step on how to identify a phishing mail:

1. Check the identity of the sender - the sender is disguised as but the email address domain used is not affiliated to the university.