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Write emails that don’t look phishy

People are rightfully suspicious of unsolicited email, but that can sometimes cause them to ignore or delete your legitimate university communications. In order to not appear phishy, focus on helping recipients verify the legitimacy of your U-M emails so they know they are safe to open. Tips are available on the Safe Computing website.

Beware of tech support scams

Have you ever seen a pop-up on your computer or received an unsolicited call urging you to contact “tech support?” Scammers sometimes impersonate IT support staff and claim something is wrong with your computer. They offer to help fix the problem—for a fee—but instead may steal your personal information or infect your computer with malicious software. This can… Read More »

Fending off cyberattacks at U-M together

Ransomware, phishing, and cyberattacks are on the rise and, increasingly, they target higher education. The most effective way to defend against them is to work together.