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Phishing and Social Engineering

Learning to identify and avoid phishing is a 21st century skill. At Tulane, there are many reasons why adversaries are interested in stealing your username and password, and their attempts are becoming ever more sophisticated. Successful hackers can be richly rewarded with personal information, intellectual property, and credentials to additional user accounts.

We have seen a recent uptick in phishing, and we want to alert you to the following resources available to protect yourself.

What can you do to protect your accounts?

  • Never provide usernames, passwords, or other sensitive personal information through email.
  • Never click on links or attachments from senders that you do not recognize. Be especially wary of .zip or other compressed or executable file types.
  • Install OpenDNS malware blocking software to protect yourself when you are away from the Tulane network
  • Share our phishing awareness and safe computing training with Tulane colleagues
  • If you can’t tell if an email is legitimate or not, please contact the Technical Support and Network Operations Center at help@tulane.edu or call (504)988-8888.

Want to receive all phishing alerts? Sign up at https://listserv.tulane.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=TUPHISHINGALERT-L and click on "Subscribe" in the left-right-hand navigation.

If you need assistance with any of these steps, please contact the Technical Support and Network Operations Center at help@tulane.edu or call (504)988-8888.