‘Malware,’ viruses attacking NAU computers

NAU has experienced a higher than normal volume of computer “malware” and virus incidents in recent weeks. These incidents disguise themselves as legitimate-looking security update screens.

Computer users are being fooled into accepting “updates” that actually infect their systems. ITS is working to resolve and prevent further incidents of this nature.

ITS has put a short video together to help you identify when your system has been compromised. The one-minute video may be viewed at lpd.nau.edu/sites/default/files/page/2009/12/malware.swf or through the ITS web page at nau.edu/its.