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Help & Self-service Resources
- I've received an email asking me to enter my username and password, what shall I do?
This is a 'phishing' email designed to steal your credentials.
Please note that no member of UCL staff should ever ask you for your password, nor ask you to send your password by email, so any email (or telephone call) that does is a scam. Our advice on this is that you should treat your password as you would treat the PIN number for your bank card - keep it secret and don't share it with anyone, not even your friends.
The advice from UCL's Information Security Group (ISG) is that you should report these phishing emails to Action fraud (ISG do not have the time nor resources to report every spam individually themselves).
View some phishing email advice from ISG.
If you are unsure, ask, don't click.
- How can I deal with junk mail?
The best way to deal with unwanted email is delete it or set filters up to delete detected spam.
Report an IT security incident
Stay Secure News and Related Information
We have been receiving reports of UCL staff and students experiencing delays in receiving mobile phone codes for resetting their passwords using the Myaccount service.
Published: Dec 11, 2017 4:45:23 PM
You may have seen some news relating to Kaspersky antivirus recently, specifically that the UK government is restricting the use of this product for sensitive areas. We thought it would be helpful to reiterate our current advice on antivirus to avoid confusion, and to pre-emptively address any questions from staff and students.
Published: Dec 6, 2017 2:26:02 PM
Update: 9am, 30 November
Published: Nov 29, 2017 12:08:59 PM
Update 18 September 10:15
Published: Sep 15, 2017 5:58:28 PM
IT security policies
- UCL Computing Regulations (Acceptable Use Policy)
- UCL Connecting Equipment to the College Network Policy
- UCL Electronic Mail (e-mail) Policy
- UCL Monitoring Computer and Network
Information Security website
The UCL Information Security Group supports the university in its management of information risk, providing strategic guidance, advice and support to both staff and students.