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Data Privacy Month

About Data Privacy Month

Data Privacy Month was created to empower and engage people to protect their privacy and manage their digital online presence and information.  Various groups and organizations have collaborated to produce informative materials to promote and instill awareness and education on the many ways and methods personal informatio is collected, stored, used and shared, and what precautions individuals can do to protect their privacy and their personal data. To learn more about Data Privacy Month, visit:

Want to Learn more about protectiong your data? 
Check out these presentations and webinars hosted by NDSU and EDUCAUSE! 





LinkedIn Introduces Intro, allows them to read all your e-mail

LinkedIn the Online Social Networking site for business has recently introduced a new feature for the iPhone. Aside from integrating itself within the iPhone e-mail system, this new service claims to be a security feature by reading your email and then attaching a banner to your messages saying that the sender of your message is in your LinkedIn network.  There are many features like this that already exist, however, what is different in this instance is that your email goes through LinkedIn’s server first and not through an app on your phone.  LinkedIn has historically had problems with password control and have been implicated in a class action lawsuit with regard to e-mail hacking.

Please do not enable Intro on your phones, if you have please disable and change passwords for your NDSU credentials.

NDSU IT Security Updates

September 2, 2016

We're not watching you, honest ;)

Apple has release a urgent update to their El Capitan and Yosemite operating systems as well as updates for the safari browser on other devices when it was discovered that a one-touch piece of malware could be installed and used to watch all traffic to and from the computer.  Update your Apple devices quickly, as this malware is out on the Internet.


August 31,2016

2012 called and wants its credentials back

Today, the over 68 million usernames and credentials from the 2012 breach of Dropbox were released onto the Internet. If you use Dropbox or have the same password as your Dropbox account, you will want to change your password as soon as possible.



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