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  • Pig Butchering Crypto Scam
    What is it? The pig butchering scam refers to cases when scammers use fake profiles and infiltrate dating apps and social media in order to target and lure victims into investing in elborate crypto investment scams. The name comes from the way in which the scammers feed the victims with…
  • Software End of Life
    What is End of Life? All software has a lifecycle. It begins when the software is released, continues through the support phase, and ends with the software no longer supported. End of Life (EOL) Software is software that is no longer actively supported by the developer. This means that the…
  • AgriLife sites are back up
    Maintenance was performed last night on AgriLife websites to help improve performance, security, and responsiveness. The work took a bit longer than expected and all websites should be back up at this time. If you see this when you visit your site or attempt to log in to your dashboard:…
  • AgriLife Login for AgiLoft and SSO is now available
    Alert AgriLife Login for AgiLoft and SSO is currently unavailable The AgriLife SHIB service is currently down. AIT engineers are currently working to get the service back up. This only affects AgiLoft and the AgriLife SSO login. If you need to log in to SSO, you can still log in…
  • Plus Addressing- Adding Something Extra to your Emails
    About Plus Addressing, also known as sub-addressing, allows you to create a disposable email address that you can use to receive particular emails. It can make sorting messages using Rules in your mailbox much easier. It can also provide added protection as it doesn’t use your actual email address. How…
  • Fixing the Cracks in your Window to the Internet (Web Browser Updates)
    Your web browser is the window that you use to view and interact with websites every day. Naturally, this makes it a frequent target of malicious parties. If the attacker can break and control the browser, then they can manipulate all interactions with websites or even take over the entire…
  • Update your Google Chrome
    Please update your Google Chrome ASAP Google has discovered a new threat to the previous version of Google Chrome that could leave you, along with billions of other users of Google Chrome, vulnerable to cyber attacks.  This vulnerability was first reported on March 23rd, 2022.It is known as CVE-2022-1096, and…
  • Ukrainian-related Phishing and Russian-based Attacks
    There has been a noticeable uptick in phishing emails exploiting the sentiment surrounding the events in Ukraine. In the first week of March, there were over 600 quarantined phishing emails referencing Ukraine. Most of these emails advertised t-shirts and stickers to support the cause, or shared misinformation articles to trick…
  • Common Phishing Tactics
    Phishing is… the crafting of an email that appears real to trick you into clicking a link in an email or share sensitive information with a malicious party Mimicked Login Sites The most common phishing emails seek to create urgency by warning you about an impending negative event such as:…
  • AgriLife IT Best Practices
    New Year, New Resolutions! This is the perfect opportunity to take some time to review AgriLife IT’s Best Practices when it comes to IT Services. Click the links below to go to a specific section, or scroll through them all! AgriLife AgNet Account Our password policy and reset process changed…

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Updated on February 22, 2022

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