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Reminder about email based schemes to collect passwords

February 04, 2013

     Please remember to be wary of “phishing” scams that ask you to login to a malicious web site. If they are from a pseudo IT department, they are often not signed personally the way that Penn Law ITS announcements are. Beware of letters prompting you to “update your account”; enter your login only on the official Penn web applications that you are accustomed to.

 

For more details on phishing “do’s” and “don’t’s” please see: 

http://www.upenn.edu/computing/security/footprints/display_tip.php?footprint_id=182

 

You can check Penn’s Phishing Email Archive to see whether a suspicious email has already been submitted and positively identified as fraudulent:

http://www.upenn.edu/computing/security/phish/

 

Please remain skeptical of unsolicited email. And feel free to forward them to itshelp@law.upenn.edu if you want help determining their legitimacy. We have no way to block them outright since they originate from many locations and addresses.