Protection against malicious emails
Many “spam” emails received on campus are often disguised as having been sent from the Information
Center, various government agencies, or academic institutions to lure recipients into disclosing sensitive
information. Follow these steps to minimize your risk:
Never disclose sensitive information online or respond to any email requesting personal information.
Do not open any suspicious attachments, because viruses can be disguised as .doc, .pdf or .jpg files, or
hidden in compressed files.
Install and update anti-virus software regularly to provide extra protection should any suspicious email
Do not open any email from unknown sources.
Avoid clicking on links in an email to prevent from being directed to malicious websites. It is safer to
type the URL directly into your browser.
If necessary, contact the sender to verify the validity of the email.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our help desk (ext. 61010) for further