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How to recognize, avoid and report phishing

Phishing is one way criminals use social engineering to trick you into sharing private and confidential information, such as a bank account number or login credentials. You can avoid phishing by learning to recognize some key indicators, including unknown senders, suspicious links, and spelling and grammar errors.

If you receive a suspicious email in your UMail account, report it using the Phish Alert Button or by forwarding it as an attachment to

Learn more: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October, please consider taking a few moments to visit the Information Security Office’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month website and to check up on your digital hygiene. Topics include:

We’ll also be sharing tips and resources throughout the month on Twitter. Follow @uofu_iso, as well as #BeCyberSmart and #BeIdentitySmart, to join the conversation.