WannaCry ransomware

Again, a virus is infecting Windows computers all over the world. Unfortunately this type of ransom ware is not only infecting the computer where it was initially started, by using a vulnerability of Windows, it will distribute over the network. Protect your devices Please follow these advises to prevent an outbreak: Allow your Windows PC Read More …

Internet Security Quiz

Can you make a good judgment on what and who you can trust on the internet? While all Internet users might be exposed to Internet fraud, the golden rule is the more you know the better you can protect yourself. Take this Internet Security Quiz (only 6 questions) and see how much you know about Read More …

New Virus scan @ IST Austria

In the coming weeks the IT department will gradually roll out a new antivirus product on all IST Windows computers. The currently used F-Secure Antivirus will be replaced by the ESET Endpoint Protection. ESET setup will run in the background, you’ll only notice a couple of notifications from the Windows Action Center: first Antivirus software Read More …

Suspicious file testing

In these days of constantly receiving files where you have to judge if these are viruses, Trojans or SPAM, you’re not left alone. Except from writing or calling IT (it@ist.ac.at, +43 2243 9000 1300), you can also submit your message to Virus (malware) scan web pages These pages provide you with an easy web mask Read More …

Check your Browser

Unfortunately, a lot of the latest IT treats where triggered by webpages – and outdated browsers. It is always a good idea to make sure, that you’re using the latest version of your browser. Testing can be done by using one of the following links: https://hpi-vdb.de/vulndb/sd_first/ https://browsercheck.qualys.com/ This would also be very important for any Read More …