SPAM or Phish
Our network center blocks on average, about 100 thousand SPAM or Phishing messages a day! Even so, Spam lands in our in-boxes just waiting to fool us into giving up sensitive information. So how can one tell if a message is not right and avoid being compromised?
Be Safe: Elizabethtown College will never ask for your personal information or password. Never share this information with anyone.
- You are asked to verify your account.
- You are asked to confirm your identity.
- You are asked to provide your username and password.
- You are asked to click a link or download an attachment to open or reactivate an account.
- The message is not signed by a member of the ITS staff.
- The From address is not an @etown.edu address.
- If you hover over the From: line, the address will be different from what is on the message.
- Poor grammar and/or misspelling.
- Requesting you click a link in the message.
- Bank message asking for account verification, renewal, reactivation, security improvement.
- Credit card notification with a link to download something.
- Alert that you have received some money and all you have to do is click a link to start the process.
- E-card message that you are not expecting even if it is from someone you know.
- A notice that you have free “stuff” or unclaimed assets waiting for you and to just click a link to find out about it.
- IRS notifies you that you have a tax refund and to click a link to receive the refund.
- Don’t think that a professional looking message is legitimate. For example, spammers are duplicating the look of messages sent by banks and the IRS.
| Author: kelliek ||Last Updated: 9/17/2013 2:39 PM || Page Views: 62 |