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IT Newslett for Students - Dec 2016
for StudentsDec 2016

Ransomware on Facebook Messenger

Hackers are using Facebook Messenger to distribute malware by sending image files to users. The malicious attacker will first embed malware in an image and send it through Facebook Messenger to unsuspecting users. The ransomware will activate itself when the user try to access the downloaded image. The user's computer will then be locked from any access until the ransom is paid.

As a precaution, it is best not to open any unknown image files sent by your Facebook friends or any Facebook users, especially image with unusual extensions like .SVG, .JS, .HTA, etc.


Skype Guest Conversation

Skype has rolled out a new feature which allows users to chat, make calls, and share files or photos without having a Skype account.

You can start creating a guest conversation by clicking on the 'Start a conversation' button on the Skype homepage, and share the conversation link with your friends.

The guest conversation will only last for 24 hours. Please click HERE to find out more about Skype Guest feature.


System Maintenance

No scheduled maintenance this month.

 

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