Leaked emails and passwords were from 'third-party data breaches,' University of Michigan says
DETROIT — Thousands of University of Michigan students got a scare Friday night: warnings circulating on social media about an apparent data breach leaking their U-M email addresses and passwords.On Saturday, the University of Michigan released a statement saying the information was from older “third-party data breaches, such as Chegg, Zynga, LinkedIn” where users used their student emails to sign up register.The release emphasized there was no data leak from the university’s end, and stressed students should not use the same passwords outside of U-M services. The university’s Information and ...
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University of Michigan confirms it won't host presidential debate. Here's why
DETROIT — The uncertainty surrounding the fall semester, including ongoing COVID-19 concerns, led the University of Michigan to withdraw from hosting a presidential debate in October.The school made the official announcement Tuesday morning. The Free Press was the first to report the move Monday evening.“Given the scale and complexity of the work we are undertaking to help assure a safe and healthy fall for our students, faculty and staff and limited visitors — and in consideration of the public health guidelines in our state as well as advice from our own experts — we feel it is not feasible ...
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University of Michigan backs out of October presidential debate, citing coronavirus
DETROIT — Citing coronavirus-related safety issues, the University of Michigan has opted out of the presidential debate it was scheduled to hold Oct. 15, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the decision.The university was wary of bringing together so many people — candidates, staff, media and the viewing public — during the pandemic, said the sources, who requested anonymity.UM spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said he didn’t “have any information to share at this time” about the move to step away from the debate between President Donald Trump and presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden on...
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