DoD

October 18, 2013

DOD warns of non-sanctioned myPay app

dod-app

The Department of the Army Computer Crime Investigation Unit has issued a Cyber Crime Alert Notice about the use of any third-party mobile applications to access the Department Finance and Accounting Services myPay system.

The third-party mobile apps are not sponsored by the Department of Defense or the U.S. government. The “MyPay DFAS LES” is a free app on the Google Play app store that gives users the ability to control their pay after entering their myPay login information. From this app, a user can update security questions, reset passwords and review account information. Between 10,000 and 15,000 members have already downloaded this program and other related apps to their mobile device.

Use of these types of non-sanctioned apps can compromise myPay accounts and lead to loss of personal account information and theft of funds. Here are some general tips to remember when downloading apps to a mobile device:

  • Before downloading, installing or using an app, take a moment to review the “About the Developer” section. This will help you get an idea about other apps that a specific developer has previously published. If available, visit the developer’s website and assess its content for things like history and professional appearance.
  • Apps that purport to allow access to military or government sites should only be installed if they are official apps sponsored by the military or other government agency.
  • Peruse the user ratings and reviews to try to get a sense from previous customers as to the truth of the application’s claim. Arguably, no app is completely perfect from the perspective of all users, but complaints about security concerns should quickly stand out from other relatively harmless issues.
  • If you are still not sure and end up downloading an app, inspect your device’s application permissions screen to determine what other applications or information will be accessed by the app. A video game, for example, is unlikely to have a legitimate need to access your contacts.

For more information about computer security and other computer-related scams, visit http://www.cid.army.mil/cciu_2can.html.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Brief October 31, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact the blood drive coordinators at 661-277-0824, or self-register online at the American Red Cross website http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation using sponsor code: “Chapel1″ If you...
 
 
holiday-meal

Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility holiday meals

The Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility is pleased to announce that The 2014 holiday meals at the Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility will be served Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. †The meals...
 
 
library

Edwards Library tops for successful summer program

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber In children’s reading programs, there are many ways to track their progress such as number of books read or length of time spent reading. During the summer reading program, the Base L...
 

 
health-fair1

Health fair

  Senior Airman Dominique Lyles, 412th Medical Group medical technician, places her hand under the glow germ demonstration at the Kern County Environmental Health Division booth during the 412th MDG Health Fair held Oct. 2...
 
 
soccer

Soccer league

The Edwards co-ed adult soccer team is accepting new players ages 16 and up. The team is self-funded and plays in the co-ed Antelope Futbol League. †Practices are held on Wings field each Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:15...
 
 

Step up to better health with AFMC’s challenge

Do you have ‘sitting disease’? Too much time sitting down may put you at risk for health problems. When muscles don’t contract, they require less fuel, and the surplus of sugar that accumulates in the bloodstream contributes to health concerns. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time – watching TV or at...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>