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Phishing – May 2017

Dana Hall Community,

From Google reports, approximately 1 million Google accounts were affected by yesterday’s phishing attack (~ .1% of their 1 billion users!!!)

Below you’ll find information on what you can do to secure any of your Google accounts including your Dana Hall Google Apps account.

Each user has the ability to run a security health check. This security check is only available to each user/owner of that account. Because of this exclusivity, the Technology Department is unable to run a security check on a user’s account for them.

This check must be done by each user themselves.

To run the Google Security Checkup:
  • Perform a search in Google with the following keywords, “google account security check”
  • Choose the Security Checkup – My Account – Google link as shown above
  • Proceed through the various sections of the checkup. Click Done or Looks Good at the end of each sub-section.
  • The last section is important to review…
  • In this section you’ll see many applications whose access to your Google Apps account was approved by you since your first access to the account.
  • Browse this list, and remove any app you do not want to have access any longer
  • Click Done, and return to the My Account page
Understanding the phishing attack…
The malicious application that was being sent around was called, Google Docs, and had no affiliation with Google whatsoever. Within an hour of the start of the attack, Google was able to deactivate and remove this application automatically from all Google user accounts. This application would have shown up in the last section as an “Approved Application.”
Again, Google removed this application for all it’s users automatically.

Connecting to Dana Hall WiFi on an iOS Device

This will walk you through the process to connect with an iOS device to the WiFi network on campus using your Google Apps account .

Open Settings

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Tap settings from the home screen of your iPad.

Navigate to Wi-Fi menu

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(1) Tap Wi-Fi on the left side to bring up the list of available networks on the right side
(2) Tap “DHS Campus Wireless”

Login using Google Apps account

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After selecting the “DHS Campus Wireless” network you will see a pop-up window asking for a username and passwword.
Enter your Google Apps username and password, which is the same login for GMail.

Accept the Certificate

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Tap Accept when you see the certificate pop-up.

Success!

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If you see (1) the WiFi symbol on the top left corner and (2) “DHS Campus Wireless” listed on the top of the network list then you have connected to the network! Success!

Click here for instructions on how to connect with a Mac