Tag archive: OUAS’s information security officer’s announcements

Avoiding malware

– March 8, 2017

The protection mechanisms have not changed for a long time but it is good to go over them once in a while: Among malware, so-called ransomware has now become common. Ransomware is a program type that encrypts the user’s work files on the user’s local machine and sometimes also on the network disks available on the user’s computer. Decrypting the files might succeed if […]

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Be careful with your e-mail: Malicious softwares are the biggest threat to the OUAS information systems

– December 4, 2015

In past years, the various malware and viruses have not been very big disturbance to contaminated IT devices. These malicious programs have mainly showed pop-up messages/advertises in the web browser, or have changed the search engine of the browser to another. Disadvantage has been pretty trivial. Nowadays it is very common that malware infected machine […]

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Avoid tech support phone scams

– November 6, 2015

Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority reported that they have been contacted by a number of telephone support scams. In other countries these scams have been common for a long time. It was only a matter of time when Finnish users end up being a target. Usually there are real companies and well educated cheats behind these […]

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Security checklist

– September 4, 2015

Now, when the action is in full swing and everyone is back from the holidays, our security officer gathered this-security checklist, particularly for the staff, but it has benefits to others too: Install any software updates, including those programs that you have installed yourself. Update the mobile device operating systems and programs. Check your own […]

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Hola service (and similar) must not be used through OUAS IT systems or VPN servers

– June 4, 2015

Use of Hola free VPN service is prohibited in OUAS IT systems. There is serious risks when using Hola. Using Hola you disseminate other unknown Hola users telecommunication like a VPN proxy and lately there has been lots of discussion about deficiencies in data security of Hola network. Using Hola and other similar free-VPN services […]

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Tips for preventing malware with anti-virus software

– April 27, 2015

Malicious applications currently make up the largest security threat to businesses and home users. Usually data protection is in danger because of malware. Unfortunately, the functionality of antivirus programs have proven to be quite weak, especially against new viruses or malware campaigns. Experiment made with hundreds and thousands malicious software showed that with high quality-liked […]

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Malware is the world’s largest security threat: Users negligence is the primary cause of the spread of malware.

– February 2, 2015

Malicious programs are a constant thorn in OUAS. Infected devices are difficult to detect and correct. OUAS IT Services is constantly working to find and correct infected machines. Very often, it is found that the device has been contaminated as a result of user operations. Different firewalls, virus scanners, or any other technical things will […]

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Take care of updates and backups on your home computer

– December 30, 2014

Software updates and backups are important! To avoid losing your important files, for example your photos, you should take backups of your files on a regular basis. For backups, you can use e.g. an external USB hard drive, which you connect to your computer only for doing or restoring backups. A removable hard disk, which costs […]

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