Protect Your Personal Computer Accounts & Data
What is phishing? Can phishing hurt me? Find out how to protect your identity, your username (user ID) and password, and make strong passwords that hackers won’t easily discover. Following these guidelines can help you protect your data; personal data of students, faculty, and staff; and important research.
Phishing Scams Information
Be wary of email. Don't provide personal information for unsolicited email, even if you recognize the name of the institution.
The Best Defense is User Education
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- Wikipedia – Phishing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing
- Microsoft – How to recognize phishing emails, links, or phone calls http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx
- PhishTank – What is Phishing? http://www.phishtank.com/what_is_phishing.php
Use Strong Passwords
How fast can someone guess my password?
Password Do's and Don'ts courtesy of
Virginia Commonwealth University
Protecting personal information submitted through Web pages