How to Spot a Phishing Attempt
Phishing emails are targeted attacks that take advantage your personal information. These emails pose a unique threat, as their high level of customization can lead them past even the best technical controls. By taking a proactive stance, we hope you’ll learn to spot and report potentially dangerous emails so we can keep our university safer.
- Ask for confidential personal information or credentials
- Often threaten immediate penalties for not following their instructions
- Often ask you to reply to an address that isn't associated with SJSU
- Provides a link that appears to be a SJSU link, but connects to a different website when it opens in your browser