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.


Another Spam Tip

Want to avoid getting spammed after filling in an online form?

Don’t use your primary email address.

Having a secondary email account is handy when an email address is required for completing an online registration.

Simply create an or Gmail account for this purpose, and avoid inviting a deluge of unwanted messages  to your primary Inbox.





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