Protect Your UVM Account
- By Dean Jay Williams
Don't become a phishing victim! UVM will never ask you to enter your UVM Net-ID and password on a non-UVM web page -- even if it looks like a UVM page, even if it's on a reputable site, such as Google Docs or 123contactform.com, and even if it contains UVM graphics and appears to come from a UVM email address.
Similarly, UVM and other reputable organizations will never use email to request that you reply with your password, Social Security Number, date of birth or confidential personal information.
Anyone who has clicked on a link in a phishing email and has gone to the phishing web site, or anyone who has replied to an email and given his or her Net-ID and password, should immediate change his or her UVM Net-ID password, using the secure form at www.uvm.edu/account.
Phishing is a lucrative business, and we can expect to see more sophisticated attacks in the future. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to be suspicious of any email purporting to come from UVM and making urgent demands to verify or update their UVM accounts. Questions about the legitimacy of messages can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Help Line at 656-2604.