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Student Announcements

Feb 23 2014
Organization: AIS Computing HelpDesk
Contact: Christopher Wagner (cwagner@nmu.edu)

DELETE Phishing email w/Subject:You Have One New Message from NMU

DELETE phishing Attempt

From: nmu.edu member service [mailto:mandshalby@comcast.net] with the Subject: You Have One New Message from nmu.edu

The link in the message installs malicious software on your computer.

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
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nmuhelpdesk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nmuhelpdesk
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NMUHelpDesk
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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