Thursday March 17, 2016

Phishing, Spam, and You

Phishing and Spam

Spam messages are a common occurance with any email account. Most Spam is an annoying add for something you don't want and never asked for, but some spam can have an ulterior motive, trying to convince us to turn over passwords or financial information. These messages can look legitimate and it's easy to fall for these "phishing" scams. Anti-Virus and Anti- Malware services alone can't protect you from these quickly changing "social engineering" techniques; safe computing knowledge is a critical piece of our campus security program!

What Are some Common issues associated with Phishing and Spam?

What Can I do to recognize or avoid messages as Phishing or Spam?

Remember: UD will never ask for personal information via e-mail.

 

For More information see our main safe computing page! https://www.udayton.edu/udit/safe-computing/spam.php

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