• Information Security

  • Information Security

    Information Security serves Yeshiva University’s community to address information security issues. You may reach us at infosec@yu.edu.  Please email reports of computer based abuse to abuse@yu.edu

    Incidents involving misuse of the University's network/computer resources should immediately be reported to abuse@yu.edu.  For any other questions, such as how to install Windows Updates or the latest Anti-Virus definition, please contact the ITS Help Desk

    Test your password strength!

    Microsoft has an online Password Checker, to evaluate password strength based on a number of factors including length and complexity. No information is submitted over the Internet when using this tool, so it is safe to use. 

    Additionally, suggestions are provided to improve password strength, help you create passwords that you can remember more easily, and offer tips on keeping your password safe. 

    Anti-Virus Software   

    For information on Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) and alternative free anti-virus products click here.

    Check Fraud Warning

    Yeshiva University is alerting the public about fraudulent checks recently issued in the University’s name by criminals as part of a money-making scam. 

    Several individuals and institutions have recently reported receiving fraudulent checks, appearing to have been issued by Yeshiva University.  Financial institutions and the public should be aware that these fraudulent checks have been issued in a check overpayment scam.  This scam targets consumers selling cars or other valuable items through online sites such as Facebook and Craigslist.  The scammer replies to the posting, offers to pay for the item with a check, and comes up with a reason for sending a check for more than the purchase price.  The scammer asks the seller to send back the difference via Western Union after depositing the check.  The seller does it, and later, when the scammer’s fraudulent check bounces, the seller is left liable for the entire amount.  

    Please be suspicious if you have received a check under the name of Yeshiva University exceeding the amount of the purchase price.  Anyone who has received such a check should contact Yeshiva University’s Director of Internal Audit, Amanda Grace, CPA at (212) 960-5456.

     

     

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