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

VPN info for travellers and users of wireless networks

– February 6, 2014

In computer networks, the data is divided in smaller packets so the information can be transported. From these packets, it is possible to indicate where the packet is coming from and where it is going to. Information is very often available in plain language, and anyone along the transfer will be able to see the data as it […]

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Ransomware blackmail programs and e-mail attachments

– January 29, 2014

In recent years, various “ransomware” type blackmail malwares are beginning to become more and more common. These programs provide a straightforward revenue for cyber criminals. Typically, a ransomware infected machine prevents the user from accessing desktop and ask for virtual money or a credit card transaction, so that the program can be rectified. So far, […]

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Spear phishing

– January 29, 2014

There might pop in to your e-mail so-called spear phishing messages usually written in bad Finnish or in English. Sometimes the message content may seem very credible. Typically, in these messages IT maintenance, any authority, bank, partner, Paypal, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, UPS, DHL or other body is asking your contact information and will ask you […]

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