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Security - Example: Phishing Attempt 09.02.16
Examples of ways to identify a phishing attempt
How can I tell if a message is legit?
Image 1: Message
- Incorrect spelling and grammar
- URL is not uwplatt.edu
- Is not signed by the ITS Help Desk or a staff member of ITS
Image 2: The form at the end of the link
- Does not use the correct name of the ITS Help Desk
- Is not a uwplatt webpage/uses a general web-design form (Sitey)
And finally.... ITS will never ask for your username and password in an email - or in a link from an email. Never, ever. SERIOUSLY!
If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.