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Tip #2 | Sharing Online with Friends, Cautiously

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by Merien Park, IT Communications Intern

Sharing with friends is part of what makes friendships work and why they are wonderful. But be careful when sharing online with friends, as well as relatives, acquaintances, and of course strangers!

When a friend or someone else you know sends you a file to download or a link to click on, be absolutely sure that person sent it. If the download or link doesn’t seem like something this person would send (would your friend send you a link for free tickets to a Yankees – Red Sox game if you’re known as a rabid Mets fan?). Check with the source before you click or download something. If you do follow through with the link or download and it seems suspicious, get of there fast. Contact IT Customer Care (718-817-3999 or HelpIT@fordham.edu) for help in identifying whether the link or download was malicious.

Needless to say, don’t open any files or click on something from people you don’t know or people you don’t know well. Also, an email can claim to come from someone you know, but that person’s email account might have been hacked. If the invitation to click or download looks suspicious, check with your source!

Fordham IT’s UISO also has a lot of information about online safe on their web pages.

Stay safe!

Tip #1 | Spam: Report and Delete!

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Did you know that if you click “unsubscribe” on some messages in your inbox, you might unwittingly share your email address with another email list? You’ll end up getting more spam, instead of less. The best way to deal with those messages is to send them to your spam folder and then delete them.

Most email clients, including Fordham Gmail, offer you the option to report as spam the unwanted emails sent to your inbox. When you report a message as spam or junk, you’re training your email filter to send similar unwanted emails to the spam folder the next time. Do check your spam folder at least once a month to make sure legitimate emails haven’t slipped in there. Here’s how to report spam in your Gmail.

At Fordham University, students benefit from Google’s spam filtering. Read more about creating filters for Gmail.

In addition to Google’s spam filter, Fordham faculty and staff receive protection from Proofpoint. This email security solution filters spam and traps email that contain malware or is from senders “phishing” for personal information. More information about Proofpoint, including how-to videos for creating filters, is located on the Fordham IT web page, Spam Management and Email Filters.

Stay tuned for more tips throughout October, which is Cyber Security Month.

Wire Transfer – Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 12/03/2014

This is Malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on or about December 10th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.


  
——————–Begin Message ———————

From: User@domain.com
Date: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM
Subject: Re:Re: Wire Transfer
To:

Hello Sir,

please kindly reconfirm the bank details once again,  as we are about to
initiate the second Wire transfer ,find attached the confirmation of the
first amount wired
.Please reply ASAP

Thanks
Leanne James
P.N.N.S. Palitha
(Accountant)

—————————–End Message ———————–

Open Enrollment – Scam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 11/05/2014

This is another Scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about November 5th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.



————————-Begin Message————————

From: Your Open Enrollment Info
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 1:24 PM
Subject: RE:Your-2014 Medicare-Open Enrollment-Access Info –
To: User@fordham.edu
###########################################################.
Re:Your 2014-Open Enrollment-Medicare Info.
New-Member ID #5195201939 — DATE: 11/5/2014.
###########################################################.
User,
ALERT: The 2014-Medicare Open-Enrollment-Period is HERE NOW! Make sure not to miss out on the 2014 Deadline!
Based on the newest updates to this year’s healthcare programs, it is integral that you don’t miss the 2014 open-enrollment deadline.
The plans that are now available for 2014 will be providing a lot more of the specialized services + benefits that customers are in need of than many of the typical plans are able to.

Visit here immediately + enter your local-area zip-code to check your 2014 open-enrollment access info: (Scam link)
————————-End Message————————

Update Alert – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 07/22/2014

This is another Phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 22nd, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.

—————————–Begin Message——————-
From: User@domain.com
Sent Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:00 PM
Reply To: User
Subject: Update Alert

You have exceeded your gmail.fordham.edu quota limit of 500MB and you need to  expand the gmail.fordham.edu quota before the next 48 hours. If you have not updated your gmail.fordham.edu account in 2014, you must do it now. You can expand to 10GB gmail.fordham.edu quota limit.
 
Click on the link below to upgrade your account: (Malicious Link)
Thanks for your understanding.
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Update on the Heartbleed bug

Dear Colleagues and Students,
Recently a flaw, called the Heartbleed bug, was discovered in OpenSSL, a security method used on the Internet. Fordham IT is aware of the issue and our team is following best practices to ensure the security of Fordham’s systems and mitigate risk. 
We have no reason to believe that Fordham’s secure systems have been compromised. However, this vulnerability is not an isolated issue affecting the Fordham community. It affects your online life outside of Fordham, as well. The website Mashable has a list of potentially affected sites and actions you should take to protect your sensitive data: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/
Be on the lookout for criminals requesting your password via phishing emails or websites that claim your information has been compromised. Criminals will take advantage of this opportunity to prey on fears about the Heartbleed bug. 
If you have questions, contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or HelpIT@fordham.edu. Follow us on Twitter for news and alerts: @FordhamIT.

Best,
Elizabeth

——————————-
Elizabeth Cornell, PhD
IT Communications Specialist
Fordham University | Fordham IT
@Fordham IT

You have outstanding UPS invoices – Scam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 7/10/2012

This is another malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on or about July 10th, 2012. Please DO NOT click the links within, respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University IT Customer Care Center directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.

From: “Donnie Parker” USPS_Shipping_Services@usps.com
To: user@fordham.edu
Date: 07/10/2012 12:30 PM

Subject: You have outstanding UPS invoices.
This is an automatically generated email Please do not reply to this email address.

Dear UPS Customer,

New invoice(invoices) are available for download in UPS billing center. Do not forget that your UPS invoices should be paid within 28 days so as not to incur any additional charges.

Please surf to the UPS Billing Center to download and pay your invoice.

Find out more about UPS:
Visit ups.com
Explore UPS Freight Services
Learn About UPS Companies
Sign Up For Additional Email From UPS
Read our official blog

(c) 2012 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. UPS, the UPS brandmark, and the color brown are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information on UPS’s privacy practices, refer to the UPS Privacy Policy.
Please do not reply directly to this e-mail. UPS will not receive any reply message.
For questions or comments, visit Contact UPS.

This communication contains proprietary information and may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, the reading, copying, disclosure or other use of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and you are instructed to please delete this e-mail immediately.

Privacy Policy
Contact UPS

Job ad – see details! Sent through Search engine – Scam Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 7/5/2012

This is another malicious email that has been reported. This message was
received on or about July 5th, 2012. Please DO NOT click the links within,
respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and
delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email
please contact the University IT Customer Care Center directly at 718 817-3999
or via email:
helpit@fordham.edu.

To: user@fordham.edu
From: user@fordham.edu
Date: 07/05/2012 12:30PM
Subject: Job ad – see details! Sent through Search engine

We have an excellent opportunity for an apprentice applicant to join a rapidly expanding company.
An at home Key Account Manager Position (Ref: 29444-735/7HR) is a great opportunity for stay at home parents or anyone who wants to work in the comfort of their own home.
This is a genuine offer and not to be confused with scams!
The successful candidate must have the ability to handle calls efficiently whilst maintaining the highest levels of customer service and being courteous.
Applicants must have an excellent telephone manner, have a friendly approach, excellent communication skills and be computer literate.
You must have the ability to type and talk at the same time to customers,
as you will be taking customer details over the phone and inputting data onto company database.
Requirements: computer with Internet access, valid email address, good typing skills.
If you fit the above description and meet the requirements, please apply to this ad stating your location.
You will be processing orders from your computer. How much you earn is up to you.
The average is in the region of US$600- US$750.00 per week, depending on whether you work full or part time.
If you would like more information, please contact us stating where you are located and our job reference number – 29444-735/7HR.
Please only SERIOUS applicants.
Our contacts: Max@guideusajob.com,Thank You!

Recruitment in the airline company – Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 7/3/2012

This is a malicious email that has been reported. This message was received
on July 3rd, 2012. Please DO NOT open this message or anything that looks
like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions
about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk
directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu. 

From: user@fordham.edu
To: user@fordham.edu
Date: 07/03/2012 09:32 AM
Subject: Recruitment in the airline company

We have an excellent opportunity for an apprentice applicant to join a rapidly expanding company.
An at home Key Account Manager Position (Ref: 70789-547/4HR) is a great opportunity for stay at home parents or anyone who wants to work in the comfort of their own home.
This is a genuine offer and not to be confused with scams!
The successful candidate must have the ability to handle calls efficiently whilst maintaining the highest levels of customer service and being courteous.
Applicants must have an excellent telephone manner, have a friendly approach, excellent communication skills and be computer literate.
You must have the ability to type and talk at the same time to customers,
as you will be taking customer details over the phone and inputting data onto company database.
Requirements: computer with Internet access, valid email address, good typing skills.
If you fit the above description and meet the requirements, please apply to this ad stating your location.
You will be processing orders from your computer. How much you earn is up to you.
The average is in the region of US$600- US$750.00 per week, depending on whether you work full or part time.
If you would like more information, please contact us stating where you are located and our job reference number – 70789-547/4HR.
Please only SERIOUS applicants.
Our contacts: Morgan@careerin-finance.com
Thank You!

light disco shared photos with you – Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 11/1/2011

This is a malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on November 1st, 2011. Please DO NOT open this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From: light disco sales_djeurope@163.com
To: user@fordham.edu
cc
Subject: light disco shared photos with you

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Thank you for your time

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you are interest, please contact us soonest.

Thank you

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