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Phishing requests

Published: 8-24-2011 3:55 pm

Greetings all,
 
As the school year starts we are being subjected to our typical first round of phishing e-mails.
 
A phishing e-mail is one that attempts to collect information that should be private to you, such as your username and password.
 
Please know that WSC (or any other legitimate service provider) will never ask for this information from you via e-mail and you should be suspicious of any e-mail that does ask for it. 
 
Another common phishing tactic is to indicated that you need to login to a system to prevent your account from going over quota or being disabled with a login link provided within the e-mail itself.  If the e-mail seems to be coming from an organization with which you normally do business, then the safe approach is to NOT click on the link in the e-mail, but rather to go directly to that organization's web page and login as you normally would. 
 
If you HAVE responded to one of these requests and provided your credentials, please change your network password immediately!
 
Thank you for your attention to security.
 
JD

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