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What is a phishing email?
Viewed 33970 times since Fri, Mar 11, 2016
What is a phishing email? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students A phishing email is an email asking you to disclose personal information such your passwords or bank details. Please be aware that Information Services will not ask f... Read More
How can I recognise a phishing email?
Viewed 27660 times since Fri, Mar 11, 2016
How can I recognise a phishing email? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Fraudulent emails are not normally addressed to you personally.  All the fraudsters know is your email address.  It may be addressed to 'Dear Valued C... Read More
How do I protect myself from phishing emails, spam and other scams?
Viewed 27543 times since Fri, Mar 11, 2016
How do I protect myself from phishing emails, spam and other scams? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Follow the guidance below:  Don’t: Give out your username or password to anyone. Click on links that ask you to give ... Read More
Where can I find out more about phishing, spam and scam emails?
Viewed 26693 times since Fri, Mar 11, 2016
Where can I find out more about phishing, spam and scam emails? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students You may find the information on the following websites useful: The Financial Fraud Action UK website provides useful advice abo... Read More
What is Automated email protection?
Viewed 20491 times since Mon, Apr 11, 2016
What is automated email protection? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students All incoming email messages are scanned for viruses and junk mail using an automated email protection system, messages exchanged within the University are no... Read More
What do I do if I receive unwanted email messages?
Viewed 18530 times since Tue, Apr 12, 2016
What do I do if I receive unwanted email messages? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students The University's automated email protection system will protect you from most unsolicited emails but unfortunately spammers are continuou... Read More
What is a virus hoax?
Viewed 17961 times since Tue, Apr 12, 2016
What is a virus hoax? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Often virus warnings sent via email are hoaxes. If you receive a hoax virus email, delete the email and do not forward it to anyone else. Go to the McAfee website to view ... Read More
What are Extortion Emails?
Viewed 329 times since Wed, Jan 23, 2019
What are Extortion Emails? Aimed at:  Everyone What are extortion emails? An extortion email is an attempt by an attacker to force you into performing an action, such as transferring money to them. It is designed to make you react rashly in a panic, ... Read More