Category Archives: Security

What is Okta?

Okta is the tool used by the Department of Information Technology to enable single sign-on, allowing active members of the Seton Hall community to access various SHU accounts without being prompted to login multiple times. Okta is a third-party enterprise-grade, identity management service, built for the cloud, but compatible with many on-premises applications. When you… Continue Reading »

Beware of Fake Virus Calls

The Service Desk has recently received several calls reporting that they received an alert in a pop-up on their computer, stating that the machine was infected and providing a telephone number to clean the unit.  At best, this is usually a scam to elicit payment to remove a fake virus. At worst, allowing non-SHU persons… Continue Reading »

Locking Down Your Uploaded Attachments

Even if you’re running a private blog, your file attachments aren’t as secure as you might like. Your or your users can innocently copy-and-paste a link to a PDF file into an e-mail … which gets passed around … then somebody puts it in a Twitter or Facebook post … and before you know it the file you wanted to keep just for your selected audience has been indexed by Google! . . . → Read More: Locking Down Your Uploaded Attachments