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Adobe.com security breach

We have been informed that user accounts at Adobe.com have been compromised that include many UW Oshkosh staff and students.

We have sent a message to those usernames in our .uwosh.edu domain whom has Adobe identified, but since it seems not everyone has been notified by Adobe, and we may have campus users who had accounts with Adobe that did not use their uwosh.edu email as their Adobe user name, we felt it would be worthwhile to inform all campus users.

If you are affected. You should have received an email from Adobe.com with instructions on how to reset your password and what other precautions to take.

Adobe has stated that any credit card numbers that were compromised were fully encrypted and unusable, but as with any security breach, it should be treated seriously.

If you click on the link in the email message, it will go to Adobe.com (always check that a link in an email takes you to  the URL it's suppose to.)  Alternately go to Adobe.com and click the Security Alert in the right hand column which leads to a password reset.

Adobe's site explaining the breach and actions you should take are at http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/customer-alert.html?promoid=KHQGF

If you have used the same password for other accounts such as your email, please change those also since a common strategy for hackers is to attempt to enter other systems that might use your email address as a username.

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Nick Dvoracek

Director of Learning Technologies and Interim Chief Information Officer

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

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Also, please feel free to contact the UW Oshkosh Help Desk with any questions:

(920) 424-3020

helpdesk@uwosh.edu