Information Security



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This is part of an information security awareness campaign being run by the Information Security Group.

Our aim is to make you aware of the dangers of phishing and what you can do to spot it in future.

The key points:

  • Do not give out your password
  • Do not click on random links and attachments in emails
  • Check the authenticity of an email

Giving out your password

No one at UCL will ever ask you for your password. You alone are responsible for your account, this includes making sure that no one but you have access to your account.

It is against the UCL Information Security Policy to give out your credentials to someone else, contravention of which could lead to disciplinary action.

Clicking on random links and attachments

It is important not to click on random links and/or attachments in emails, this could and often does lead to a computer becoming infected with malware.

The malware could log all your keystrokes (including any credentials that you enter) and some malware can encrypt all your files.

Checking the authenticity of an email

Key things to look for:

  • To and from address
  • Hover over links, check the domain
  • Does the email make sense? Were you expecting it?

Want to know more?

Please see our Moodle course: Information Security Awareness