Don't Get Phished - Spam Prevention

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 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.

 

Additionally:

Click and review these essential Anti-Phishing tips to avoid being "Phished":

  1. Passwords in Email = Epic Fail. Never send your passwords in email!
  2. If you didn't expect it, reject it. Don't click unexpected links!
  3. Hover to Discover. Look out for deceptive links!

Courtesy of UC Berkley - https://security.berkeley.edu/content/anti-phishing-faq-and-tips

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 at 09:22:38

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