- Make your passwords long, complex, and difficult to guess.
- Check the privacy settings on social networking sites. Know who you're sharing your information with.
- Use a password manager.
- Connect securely: Random wi-fi hotspots can steal your information. On campus, use eduroam.
- Don't take the bait. Do not open attachments or click on links from untrusted sources. Never send personal information in an email.
- Configure mobile devices to lock the screen automatically after a brief period of inactivity. Use passcodes.
- Think your Google account has been affected by a phishing email? Run a google Security Checkup to review your Google settings.
Phishing and Malicious Email
Think before you click! Quick tips:
- Verify the sender is who you think it is.
- How: In Gmail, hover without clicking the sender's name a the top of the email to view the real email address.
- If you can't verify the sender, do not click at all.
- How: If the email refers to a known website, type that website address into a new browser window instead and check for information there.
- Suspect it's a phish? Send the alert.
- How: Reporting the email as phishing within Gmail. (Alternatively: forward the suspect phish or malicious email to firstname.lastname@example.org).