Top Ten Phishing Things (to think about)

Phishing, as defined in Wikipedia, “… is the act of attempting to acquire information … by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”  The most common form of communication today for phishing is email.  Phishing exists because it is extremely effective for spammers or criminals seeking usernames, passwords, credit card details or other....

Email Phishing Awareness Reminder

Spamming and phishing are, unfortunately, a daily reality with email.  Information Systems deploys a number of resources to constantly filter incoming email to keep out the “bad stuff”.  However, the cleverness and veracity of the “bad guys” continues to escalate and, unfortunately, some of the bad stuff gets delivered to our email inboxes.

Phishing: Another Reminder – NEVER Give Away Your EMU Password!

With several EMU email accounts having recently been compromised because the EMU mailbox owners were tricked into giving away their passwords, I feel I need to, again, remind the campus community that you should never, never, never give away your EMU password.  Did I mention NEVER? Email messages are being sent to @emu.edu email addresses....

Safe Internet Use: 101

Criminals continue to develop increasingly clever ways to trick computer users into exposing their personal/confidential information, submitting their username and/or password, unknowingly downloading malicious programs onto their computers or falling for a money fraud scam.  This is yet another reminder for users to exercise caution, be skeptical and when in doubt, “don’t do it” –....

Phishing Phacts – Fall Semester 2010

Information Systems wants all EMU email account owners to know the following “phishing phacts”. CRIMINALS WANT YOUR EMU USERNAME AND PASSWORD: Email messages are being sent to @emu.edu email addresses nearly every day with very clever messages that attempt to trick employees and students into thinking they need to reply and provide their username and....

Safer browsing by using visual cues

Internet scam artists have continued to refine their craft, making it difficult to tell whether entering private information into a web site is advisable. The information below is geared toward determining whether an EMU web page is legitimate, but can it can be generalized in most cases. To help distinguish legitimate pages from scams, consider....

Phishing Alert for Email Username and Password

Internet criminals are using increasingly clever and deceitful ways to lure users to willingly hand over usernames and passwords to their online accounts.  The latest scam that we have seen for a few EMU email user accounts comes by way of an email that begins: “Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit set by your....