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Safe Computing

Email Safety

One of the most prevalent threats to users and university data is email phishing. Phishing is an illegal attempt to fraudulently acquire confidential information, such as usernames, passwords, or credit card details by masquerading as a trusted business or organization in an email communication.

Only open email from senders you recognize and never open unknown attachments. If you receive such email, simply select it, delete it and empty your trash. It’s important to note that university help desk staff will never ask you for your password via email.