How to Avoid the Bait

To avoid compromising your KSU NetID credential, the following tips will help you identify phishing emails:

  • Exercise a healthy skepticism before trusting the contents of an email.
  • Check the full email address of the sender to see if it’s from a trusted source.
  • Avoid downloading files from oddly worded emails and unknown sources.
  • Hover over the link to see if the URL is from a legitimate website.
  • Ensure legitimate websites have valid SSL certificate. The URL will start with ‘https:’ and have a lock icon. Many popular web browsers will show ‘https:’ in green.
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