On March 16 2022, LIS will launch a newly updated user experience for PSS – Password Self Service.
Why are we doing this?
In order to keep PSS up to date with the latest security patches, we are required to perform an update. This update includes a new user interface for the desktop and mobile experience.
What can you expect in the new PSS?
You will notice that the new PSS features the same functionality as the old outdated version, just with a newly updated and streamlined user interface. Keep reading below for specifics on the differences that you will see.
How to change my password?
You still go https://pss.widener.edu and log in with your current credentials. Now click either your Name or the Person icon in the upper blue bar, then click Change Password.
How do I change my cellphone number?
Login to https://pss.widener.edu, then click either your Name or the Person icon in the upper blue bar, then click Profile Settings. From here, click Edit Profile. Enter your new cellphone number (without the dashes) and click Save.
How do I change my Challenge Questions?
Login to https://pss.widener.edu, then click either your Name or the Person icon in the upper blue bar, then click Profile Settings. From here, click Update Security Questions. Here you have the ability to change your questions and/or answers.
Spotting malicious URLs is a bit of an art. The examples represented here are some of the common tricks used by hackers and phishers to fool users into visiting malicious websites. The methods shown here could be used by legitimate services, but if you see one of these “tricks” you need to make sure you’re dealing with the organization you think you are.
<v5pz @ onmicrosoft . com>
- www.llnked in.com
Brand name in URL, but not real brand domain
Brand name in email address but doesn’t match brand domain
- Bank of America
URL Domain Name Encoding
- When clicking on a shortened URL, watch out for malicious redirection. https://bit.ly/2SnA7Fnm
- Human Services.gov
Strange Originating Domains
URLs which have hidden links to completely different web sites at the end.
- t-info.mail.adobe.com/r/?id=hc347a&p1=evilwebsite .com
From our Partners at Knowbe4: This free course is being offered during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Take a look at this sample email of some Phishing Red Flags to be cautious about.
- Hover over the link. The link may not take you to the site the email content says it will.
- The email tells you to click a link or open an attachment.
- The is a sense of urgency to the email (Example: “Do the now”)
Phishing Awareness Tips
1. Make sure you read the full email address of the sender. If the email address looks suspicious, report it.
2. Hover over all URL links before clicking on them to make sure they are legitimate.
3. Any email with a URL or file attachment should be considered high risk.