As of Friday, 17 November 2017, UT Austin's Two-Factor Authentication service (2FA) Duo has stopped reporting possible security issues to its push clients when they authenticate.
What does that mean? The Duo App, from 20 July 2017 until last week reported, based only on release date of the software on the device, that the system was insecure and in need of updates. This confused many users, or just plain infuriated them in that their phones were reporting to be insecure.
Security tools like 2FA via Duo are essential in this age of
On 1 November 2017, the Information Security Office announced that it would "soon begin a controlled phishing assessment in an effort to continue to improve security awareness around this particular attack vector. All faculty and staff are potential recipients."
According to the announcement, "you may receive fake phishing emails designed to look like ones that bad guys are sending. However, instead of harming you, these emails will provide the ISO with data and teach you how to identify these scams and protect yourself. The ISO will send at least three rounds of emails