What can I do to avoid Phishing attacks?
- Check the email address—does it really match the text of the email? Does it match the legitimate email of the organization it is supposed to be tied to?
- If you are worried about an account, call the North Seattle College Help Desk Call Center at 206-934-3630 directly or the organization which maintains the password or website in question (like your bank).
- Check the security certificate of any website into which you are entering sensitive data. They should usually begin with https:// Some browsers will display padlock symbols in the address and status bars. Anything on a website saying it is safe can be falsified and is not verified by the browser you are using, and so shouldn’t be trusted.
- Keep your software current.
Click and review these essential Anti-Phishing tips to avoid being "Phished":
- Passwords in Email = Epic Fail. Never send your passwords in email!
- If you didn't expect it, reject it. Don't click unexpected links!
- Hover to Discover. Look out for deceptive links!
Courtesy of UC Berkley - https://security.berkeley.edu/content/anti-phishing-faq-and-tips