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Tip #7 Check before you click!

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Example of a valid link.

By Meiren Park, IT Communications Intern

You get a lot of links thrown at you everyday, from various sources: email, texts, Twitter, websites and so on. Viruses and malware can enter your computer just by clicking on it. Play it safe by checking the link before you click on it.

You can check a link by hovering over it with your cursor. Look at the bottom left of your screen to see whether the link is legit or not. A legitimate link won’t have a long string of letters and numbers–it’ll just be the same URL as the link you’re about to click on. For example, if the link says “www.google.com,” that same link should appear on the bottom left of your screen. In the example above from the New York Times, the cursor was placed over an image and the image’s link appeared on the lower left.

If you’re not sure whether a link is good or not, call IT Customer Care to report it.

Don’t fall victim to a malicious attack. Be careful before you check out the newest link you find on your feed! Read more about this on our web page, Spam and Phishing.

Image: “New York Film Festival Offers Quiet Treasures and a Little Jazz,” New York Times, October 7, 2015.

ACH transfer rejected – Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 5/16/2011

This is malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on May 16th, 2010. 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 transfers@nacha.org

05/16/2011 06:55 AM

To user@fordham.edu

cc

Subject ACH transfer rejected

The ACH transfer (ID: 702222428851), recently sent from your bank account (by you or any other person), was canceled by the other financial institution.

Rejected transaction

Transaction ID: 702222428851

Reason of rejection See details in the report below

Transaction Report report_702222428851.pdf.exe (self-extracting archive, Adobe PDF)

13450 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 100 Herndon, VA 20171 (703) 561-1100

2011 NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association

Here you have – Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 9/9/2010

This is malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on September 9th, 2010. 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.

For more information refer to the following link:
http://home.mcafee.com/VirusInfo/VirusProfile.aspx?key=275352#none

This is a malicious site that will download and install a virus on your machine.
*** DO NOT CLICK THE LINK! ***

Hello:
This is The Document I told you about,you can find it Here.hxxp://www.sharedocuments.com/library/**************.pdf

Please check it and reply as soon as possible.

Cheers,

The link above directs you to the site: hxxp://members.multimania.co.uk/yahoophoto/*************.scr