If you received an official-looking email from your school or a government agency about COVID-19, would you click it? Cybercriminals are using the latest public health scare to spread scams, viruses and misinformation.
With increasing opportunities to hand out our personal information, the number of online scams are skyrocketing. Here's a look at the most common scams affecting UB and the steps you can take to avoid them.
Now UB instructors can invite virtual guests to engage with in-person classes with Zoom in most UB classrooms. Or, use the included Panopto software to record and livestream lectures from the teaching station. Here’s how to find the right room for your needs.
If you receive a Duo push notification for your UBIT account, but you aren’t trying to log in, don’t approve it! Instead, mark it as fraud: someone could have your password and be trying to log into your account.
If you regularly handle invoices as part of your job at the University at Buffalo, this one is especially dangerous. Fraudsters are sending fake invoices via PayPal… and some are paying up without thinking twice.
Imagine it: you’re writing a paper, and your deadline is looming. Or, you’re about to join a remote class over Zoom. You open your laptop and… nothing. The screen is black. You hit the power button and wait. It won’t power on. You plug it in, but it won’t charge. What’s going through your head?