Spam Season

- Feeling anxious about your e-mail inbox getting to full?

- Suddenly you receive an e-mail telling you that you are about to be locked out of your e-mail!

- Worry you will be cut you off for forgetting your password ?  Or your Mail box is too full! 

- Maybe you surfed a web page, downloaded a picture, now everytime you open your internet an FBI notice!  Caught !

These are the ways that spam and malicious viruses are spread through the internet.  On vital college and public computer networks, spam and phishing attempts are made by getting to your emotional insecurities, working on your fears and shame, meanwhile at a moments notice we will often hand over our network passwords and credentials to make these feeling go away.  The bad guys are exploiting your sensibilities as a good internet user by taking advantage of human nature.

BE AWARE - Follow these simple tips and you will rarely be the victim of computer cracking and cyber-crime.

1. Never reply to an e-mail asking you to enter your password to clear your account or reset your permissions to access your account.

2. Never give out your personal information or account information to anyone who e-mails you or a pop up on a screen that suddenly appears.

3.  If a warning from a federal authority or other official agency pops up on your screen DO NOT enter your account information to make the screen go away. DO contact your IT help desk (x3630) to determine what to do as soon as possible.

Whenever you are in doubt of a messages source, scrutinize and contact your IT department or Help Desk immediately.  Don't feel fearful you have done anything wrong.  The bad guys want you to be afraid so they can isolate and take advantage of you! 

Call your help desk or tell someone right away - x3630.

For Help Call Us !  NSC IT Call Center 206-934-3630

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 at 15:19:08

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