Protect yourself from phishing
Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details via email by disguising as a trustworthy entity. To avoid a phishing attempt or report a phishing email, please see Mark as phishing in Gmail.
Steps to protect yourself
- Do not respond to any requests for your password.
- Be skeptical of any email which asks you for private information, including emails that appear to come from your supervisor or professors.
- Analyze any message carefully that comes from unfamiliar sources or conversations that you did not initiate. Telltale signs of phishing include From: and Reply-To: fields to mask the source of the email, salutations using strange language or grammar, unreasonable sense of urgency, unfamiliar financial institution, requires the recipient to click on a link, etc.
- Never include your password in an email. Under no circumstances should anyone ever ask for passwords via email.
- Send the suspicious email to the IT Help Desk to have our team review the email and other markers for evidence of a phishing attack.
Email from UIndyIT will always be signed by an employee and will never ask for your password.