Another of our periodic email cautionary notes

From time to time, we have provided reminders about email problems.  One problem - which we have noted - is that at a public university, your emails may be subject to public documents requests.Another problem is that hackers may try to get into your email account through "phishing," probably to use it to send out … Continue reading Another of our periodic email cautionary notes

Receive a Dubious Email: Don’t Click! Delete!

Yours truly received the email below today, ostensibly from UCLA.  Did you get it?  If so, you might have noticed that it doesn't come from a UCLA address.  Best advice: Don't click!  Instead, delete.=========================== important Notice For UCLA Faculty and staff of our email database(University of California, Los Angeles UCLA)We currently updated our UCLA email database.IT … Continue reading Receive a Dubious Email: Don’t Click! Delete!

Fraud Reminder: NEVER respond to distress emails asking for money

From time to time, yours truly receives emails -seemingly from a friend or colleague - requesting money to get out of a distressful situation abroad.  Today was no exception:I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. we had to be in Philippines for Tour..The … Continue reading Fraud Reminder: NEVER respond to distress emails asking for money

Email Virus: Don’t Pay the Ransom! (It will only make things worse.)

Authorities locally and nationwide are cautioning Internet users of a new trend in computer viruses known as “ransomware," which take control of victims’ computers and demand a ransom to restore the users’ data. They have different names, such as Reveton or Crypto Locker, and they attempt to extort money from victims by encrypting or blocking … Continue reading Email Virus: Don’t Pay the Ransom! (It will only make things worse.)

Click Me Not

The UCLA community has apparently been receiving an intensive batch of fraudulent emails of the type below.  A reminder to delete them.  Do not click on the link provided.---- Dear mail user,University of California, Los Angeles increased the web-mail server to a new and more secure version.This will allow your web-mail have a new look, … Continue reading Click Me Not

A Reminder: Don’t Do It

The UCLA email spammers are back with messages telling you to "re-validate" your email:UCLA.edu Mail Service HelpDeskUCLA.edu Mail Service messaging center wish to inform all UCLA.edu Email Users. We are upgrading our Webmail clients. Your email account will be upgrade to a new enhanced webmail interface provided by UCLA.edu Mail Service.UCLA.edu Mail Service will discontinue … Continue reading A Reminder: Don’t Do It