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IT Newslett for Students - Aug 2018
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for StudentsAug 2018

 

Phishing Prevention Tips

 

Recently there has been an increase in reports of phishing emails sent to students, using seemingly legitimate organization or business email addresses. Students should exercise caution for any emails received in their email Inbox.

 

      1) Never TRUST alarming emails

    Organizations or businesses do not request personal information or account details

    via email. This includes your school, bank, and any company you had engaged with.

    If you ever receive an email asking for any type of account information or

    password reset which you didn’t request, immediately delete it and then contact

    the organization to confirm that your account is OK.

 

      2) Do not click on suspicious attachments or links

    Hackers are getting creative to obtain personal information of their victims. Often

    times, phishing emails are disguised as e-coupons or contain links to free giveaways
    to attract victims. If you received any emails with suspiciously too-good-to-be-true

    offer such as free prizes or vouchers, please delete the email.


If you receive any suspicious emails in your NP Connect email, please write to Dora.ITCare@np.edu.sg for further investigation.

Simple Ways to Stay Safe on the Internet

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Be cautious when you click on any link in an email or

  on an unfamiliar website. You might be directed to a

  fake login page where your personal information could

  be recorded and use for illegal purposes.


Read reviews or Google for more information before

  making any online purchases. Some e-commerce

  websites could be online scams that target

  unsuspecting customers.


Be selective about friend request or file sharing

  online. Identity thieves may create fake profiles or

  send a malicious program in order to get information

  from you.


Be aware of posting private information on social

  websites. It might give away hints like house address

  to criminals.

System Maintenance

 

No scheduled maintenance for the month of Aug.

 

 

Please email to Dora.ITCare@np.edu.sg if you need further clarifications.

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