IT Security Alerts and Advisories 





Phishing for Passwords


There have been a number of recent email-based "phishing" attempts in which recipients are requested to provide their login credentials.  While many of these campaigns look obviously suspicious, some have been very carefully crafted so as to appear to be genuine.

Please be advised that IT Services will never request users to divulge their login information via email.  If you are the recipient of such an email request, please ignore it and delete it. 

If you suspect that you may have been a victim of such a phishing attempt, you should change your password immediately.

 For more information on phishing, see the following article entitled Anatomy of a Phishing Attempt.

Lock Your Workstation

It is never a good idea to leave your workstation or laptop unattended while logged in.

A good safety habit to get into is to “lock” your computer while you are away from your desk.

Simply press the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys, then click on the Lock this computer option

Alternatively, you can press the “Windows” + L keys to lock your computer

Either way, it would be wise to restrict access to your computer while you are away from it.

 

   
   
   

 

 
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