A recent phishing attempt targeted students at Colorado State University and other universities, according to an email sent out by the CSU Public Safety Team. Phishing is the practice of sending fraudulent emails or other communications in an attempt at convincing individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, according to the email. In this case, the scams were designed to gain University login credentials, according to the CSU Public Safety Team. Attackers can use the credentials to log into student portals such as RamWeb and view or change important personal information, including bank account information. Universities all across the country have been subject to phishing attacks recently, according to the CSU alert. Phishing scams often disguise themselves as official institutions or a trustworthy entity by using fake email addresses, official graphics and accurate contact information in signature blocks, according to the … [Read more...] about CSU students targeted in phishing scams for university ID, RamWeb information
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LOS ANGELES — When Mike Becker’s family visited Los Angeles this year, he took his three sons to a place that would help them understand his Southern California childhood. It wasn’t the beach. It wasn’t Hollywood. It was a drugstore selling Thrifty ice cream.The 43-year-old attorney lives in New York, and he hadn’t enjoyed a Thrifty cone since he was 10, when he moved out of Burbank. When he spotted the Thrifty logo outside a Rite Aid store in downtown L.A., Becker wanted to show his sons what he experienced growing up. He pulled over and parked. He hauled the kids into the store. He bought them the ice cream, dipped to order in Thrifty’s distinctive cylinder-shaped scoops.“As a little kid, with change in your pocket, it was easy to get an ice cream cone,” Becker recalled. “It was so cheap.”That mix of low prices and nostalgia, coupled with a reputation for tastiness — Thrifty ice creams are perennial medal winners at … [Read more...] about Thrifty ice cream — a portal to childhood — is being sold to Albertsons. What does that mean for its future?
Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the opinion piece that ran on Monday written by Lauren Willson, “Look beyond the health center for mental health resources.” Earlier this week, The Collegian ran an opinion piece written by a student encouraging other students to look outside of the CSU Health Network for mental health resources. We want you to know that we hear your concerns. We also want to provide more context around wait times and scheduling. The CSU Health Network Counseling Services is committed to providing quality services that are accessible to all CSU students. The demand for mental health services nationwide, including counseling services on campus, has increased every year. Many universities have made the decision to refer students with the most long-term concerns to community providers. Philosophically, we have decided that it is better to provide as much service as possible to all of our students. … [Read more...] about LTTE: CSU mental health services hears student concerns
Crossing the Line — Shutdown Impact Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Shutdown impact.The three-day federal government shutdown that ended Monday had little noticeable impact on the lives of most Americans since federal agencies typically are closed every weekend.But even if the lapse in federal funding continued for an extended period of time, a recent WalletHub analysis concluded that Hoosiers and Illinoisans would suffer less than residents of most other states.That's because Indiana and Illinois have comparatively fewer federal employees, its businesses receive less federal contract dollars, neither state is home to a national park, has much federally owned land and most residents do not rely on federal health care.According to WalletHub, Illinois ranked 44th out of the 50 states for shutdown impact. Indiana was 49th.Not surprisingly, … [Read more...] about Slideshow: Crossing the Line — Shutdown Impact
Crossing the Line — Prison population Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Prison population.Data compiled by the corrections agencies in Illinois and Indiana show both states have a similar proportion of their population locked up in prison.Illinois reported 41,998 adult inmates in its state prisons as of Aug. 31, 2017, the most recent date with comparable records.That's about one-third of 1 percent (0.33) of Illinois' residents.Indiana tallied 25,584 state prison inmates on Sept. 1, 2017, or approximately 0.39 percent of Hoosiers.However, when you add in the Hoosiers serving time through community corrections programs, or locked up in county jails for short-term felony sentences, Indiana has a total of 45,608 residents under Department of Correction authority.That amounts to 0.68 percent of Indiana's population, or more than double the share … [Read more...] about Slideshow: Crossing the Line — Prison population