We would like to think email is a trustworthy platform. While it is safe the majority of the time, the reality is that the underlying technology was created long before today’s internet and has faults that many have learned to use to their advantage. The act of scamming someone through a fake email or message to gain data or money is known as phishing. Combating phishing is an ever-changing task; as defenders adapt, so does the other side.
Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) launched DeskTech, a desktop technology service and support group that stations agents across campus to provide personal and customized support to schools and colleges, departments, and units.
In 1954, Wayne State University — then known as Wayne University — was the first higher-ed institution to hold a meeting on the importance of teaching computer science to students. Fast-forward to today, and the university continues that mission.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to all current or prospective college students in the U.S. The annual form determines your eligibility for financial aid, and assistance is free through Wayne State financial aid services.
In 1947, Wayne State University received a mechanical differential analyzer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sparking excitement in the newly budding field of computer science and leading to 71 years andcounting of making computing technology available to students, faculty, staff and the city of Detroit.
You may have recently been the recipient of a fraudulent email that claimed to have photos of you and requested money in the form of Bitcoins. These emails, also known as phishing emails, or in this specific case sextortion scams, are very effective because the sender takes extra time to create a message specific to you in an effort to trick or confuse you into providing your personal information.
If you finish your undergraduate career without an internship, landing an interview for a full-time gig is going to be an up-hill battle. Making sure Wayne State University computer science students graduate with hands-on experience is only one reason the Computing & Information Technology Internship Program was created.
College students like you are targeted by scammers who design emails and websites replicating university resources, with real phone numbers, photos and logos, to trick you into providing personal information. This is known as phishing and just one attempt could affect your financial aid refund if you fall for it.
The average person spends eleven hours connected to the internet every day. From banking to chatting with friends, uploading a paper on Canvas to registering for classes, there is really no limit to the things we do on a daily basis online. Almost every single resource we use—from Facebook to Wayne Connect—is secured with a password.
C&IT is investigating scam phone calls that appear to come from Wayne State phone numbers (e.g. 313-577-0000) and include pre-recorded messages claiming to be the IRS, notifications about extended warranties, and other types of solicitation. If you receive a fraudulent call like this, please report it to C&IT using the Report Spam Calls form on tech.wayne.edu/forms/telephone so that we may block the number.
Your first student loan can be intimidating—How do you make payments? Should you consolidate? Do you qualify for forgiveness? Scammers know that this information is confusing for first-time money borrowers, and they take advantage of the situation to trick you into giving up personal information or even money on the internet.
October is the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and although Wayne State C&IT is committed to helping you stay safe on the internet year-round, this month we want to spread the word about online scams targeting students.
Wayne State University Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President of Computing & Information Technology Daren Hubbard was presented the Real McCoy award in technology from the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) at their annual ceremony Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.
Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology partnered with the Office of the Provost, Enrollment, and Marketing and Communications to create a virtual experience for recruiting new students at country-wide events.