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This is a quick tutorial I made for my staff. ...

This is a quick tutorial I made for my staff.

Users have been getting a large amount of spam and phishing emails lately. This small presentation will hopefully serve as a quick visual tutorial for recognizing the good from the bad.

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  • Updated by Chris. Casal, 4/2014 SNIFF OUT SPAM: IT’S PHISHY A quick tutorial on differentiating between legitimate emails and emails designed to steal your credentials & identity Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 PREFACE Most email scams aren’t technical “hacking” in that they don’t gain illegal access to your account. Rather, they are “phishing” scams, designed to get you to enter your username & password on their site, essentially granting them access to your account Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 EMAIL #1 Friend of Foe? Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 EMAIL #2 Friend or Foe? Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 SIDE BY SIDE Notice the similarities? Notice the differences? Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 THE FOE -THE PHISHER Scares you by threatening to restrict email access Asks for name, email AND password - that’s a huge red flag! Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 THE FRIEND An official email regarding your storage capacity Does not ask for user information Informs you of steps you should take Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 SIDE BY SIDE Left = bad Right = good Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 THE FOE -THE CLUES The sender’s email is very odd & suspicious They are asking for account security information No legitimate email will ever ask you to “reply” or “click here” and provide your security information Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 THE FRIEND Informs you of the issue Gives you steps for corrective action Never asks for personal information nor security access such as passwords Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 KEEP IN MIND • Remember: • no harm in getting the email • no reputable email will ever say “click here and enter your password” or “reply to with your password included” • never enter your password on an untrusted site • verify the site by looking at the address bar Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 IFYOU DO GET COMPROMISED • It happens, no one is completely immune • Log in to your service at the main address (schools.nyc.gov, gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc) • Change your password immediately • Send an email to your contacts letting them know you were compromised, to ignore the spammy email from your account, and suggest they change their passwords too Friday, May 2, 14
  • Updated by Chris Casal, 4/2014 CREDITS Created by Chris Casal ComputerTeacher,Technology Coordinator, and PS10.org Google Apps Administrator PS10 - 15K010 ccasal@ps10.org / ccasal@schools.nyc.gov @mr_casal Friday, May 2, 14