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Email and phishing

Email and phishing

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Caught hook, line and sinker? Email is the most common way in which we communicate at work. It is also the most common route by which criminals will try to steal our information. There is one simple rule – if you are at all unsure about an email you receive, delete it.

Spam, hoax emails and phishing are all extremely common – in fact they make up more than half of total email traffic. While email providers such as the University block the great majority of spurious email, it is not possible to block it all and you WILL receive the occasional dodgy email. This video gives advice on how to spot common phishing attacks and steps you can take to protect yourself.

There is one simple rule – if you are at all unsure about an email you receive, delete it.