Knowledgebase: Email
Red Flags of Phishing Attacks
Posted by Jody Austin on 18 October 2016 12:58 PM
From – What email address is really being used? 
 
To – What email addresses are in the To field?
 
Subject – Does it indicate urgency?  How is the spelling?
 
Content – How is the spelling/grammer? Are the greeting and signature too generic?
 
Links – Where is the link really pointing? (hover pointer over link, but don't click)
 
Attachments - .exe, .msi, .bat, .cmd, .hta, .scr, .pif, .reg are no-nos
 
If you do get a phishing email, forward it to report-phish@osu.edu
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