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Student Announcements

Oct 2 2013
Organization: AIS Computing HelpDesk
Contact: Christopher Wagner (cwagner@nmu.edu)

DELETE Phishing Attempt with the Subject: Webmail alert!

DELETE Phishing email with the

Subject: Webmail alert!
From: Northern Michigan University [mailto:helpdesk@nmu.edu]

The link in the message is a phishing attempt to get personal information from you.

Please read the information below on how to be safer on the Internet.

If you have any questions or problems please contact the Computing HelpDesk, 227-2468, HelpDesk@nmu.edu. The Computing HelpDesk is located in the NMU library across from Fieras Dining, LRC116. HelpDesk Hours: Mon-Thu 8am-5pm, Sat Closed, Sun 1-10pm

HelpDesk@nmu.edu
www.nmu.edu/helpdesk
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NMU will never ask for your password.

If you ever have a question about the status of your NMU account, log into http://myuser.nmu.edu/user to view the account status.

Typically NMU, your bank, your credit cards, Facebook, PayPal, eBay, the IRS, federal and state governments will not ask for any of your personal information via email. When in doubt don't use the link from such a message.
Insted log into a known good web address for the service to see if the same request is referenced there.

To learn how to be safer on the Internet see:

'Choosing and Protecting Passwords'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-002.html

'Supplementing Passwords'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST05-012.html

'Staying Safe on Social Network Sites'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-003.html

'Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-014.html

'Protecting Your Privacy'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-013.html