USPS: Charging smartly – Safety tips for personal devices

The Postal Service is reminding employees that plugging smartphones, unapproved thumb drives, e-cigarettes and other personal devices into USPS computers violates the organization’s security policies. Plugging unauthorized devices into postal equipment runs the risk of inadvertently transferring malicious software, which could disable computers and allow hackers to gain access to the organization’s network. To protect…

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Postal Bulletin highlights protecting USPS Networks from personal devices

When plugging a smart mobile device (e.g., phone, tablet, or wearable technology) into a computer’s USB port, the two devices can exchange information or malware. At the U.S. Postal Service®, this could put sensitive information into the wrong hands and potentially affect our business and reputation. To prevent a security breach, follow these important charging…

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USPS: Beware of Ransomware

Cybercriminals are turning to a new form of malware in large numbers. Ransomware, like the name suggests, is a new form of “cyber extortion” wherein the data on an infected computer or network is encrypted and inaccessible to the user unless a ransom is paid to the hacker. Any and all data, files, folders, or…

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