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Phone Fatigue


"Nomophobia” or “no mobile phone phobia” is described as an overwhelming fear of not having access to a working cell phone. Symptoms are constantly checking for messages or notifications, phone use in inappropriate situations, and anxiety if no cell service is available.

Internet of Things (IoT)


Internet of Things (IoT) is a term for everyday devices that contain software, sensors, and network connectivity.

Wrong number


“Wrong number” text scammers send out a huge number of texts hoping to start a conversation with a potential victim.

Don't take the bait


Attacks from cybercriminals often start with a phishing email. Stay alert and don’t fall prey to these scams.

When is the last time you Googled yourself?


Search the internet to see what information about you is publicly available. These same resources are available to cybercriminals who can use what they find to target you.

Avoid falling prey to multifactor fatigue


A cyberattack gaining in popularity is “multifactor fatigue,” when numerous fraudulent push notifications are sent to the owner of a compromised account.

It’s time for an IT spring cleaning


Ensure the safety of your data and devices by using the following IT spring cleaning tips for your UTSW and personal accounts.

Don’t fall victim to credential stuffing


“Credential stuffing” refers to a cybercriminal using stolen username and password combinations obtained from data breaches to access other online services and websites.

Maybe you’ll break the internet – just don’t let it break your security


We might be gradually making our way back to an in-person world, but online browsing and social media are still defining the way we communicate.

Vishing for sensitive data


Vishing, or voice phishing, is a form of fraud where cybercriminals trick you into providing sensitive information through a phone call.