Account and Device Safety

In today’s tech environment, users are more prone than ever to a wide range of cyber threats. Even the odds and get the tools you need to Identify, Handle, and Prevent these modern-day cyber concerns. This section will help prepare you with real-life examples and the measures you can take now to counter the most common methods employed in cyber thievery. Put the power back in your hands!

Frequently Asked Questions

Phishing (pronounced, "fishing") is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in electronic communications.

You may receive strange “phishing” email messages or email messages asking you to click on a link because either you have a message or your account password has been reset.

These are bogus emails and you should never click on the links or provide any personal information to anyone that asks for it via email!

Poudre School District will never ask for your information in that fashion and no respectable service provider will either.

If you have any questions about any emails that may be deemed suspicious, please don’t hesitate to contact your School.

 

We put together an example of what a Phishing Email might look like.

 

Can you find at least 8 red-flags with the example below?

 

From: The Help Desk <adesk@fqualink.com

Subject: Please update your account information

Date: Sep 12, 2018:23 PM PST

 

Hey Donna,

As a courtsy to our valued customers, The Support center conducts

regular acount information verification processes. During the most

close process, we found that we could not verify your information.

In order to ensure your account information is not made vulnerable,

please visit Your Account.

Please click on the above link to our Web site and confirm or update

your account information. If you don't do this within 48 hors of

receipt of this e-mail, you will not be able t o use your account as it

is will be deleted! This is an special precaution we take to ensure your

account remains secure.

 

Sincerely,

The Support Center att PsD Shools

What'd You Find?

 

Please reach out to your school if you are concerned you may have received a Spam or Phishing Email! You can also check out our guides on Quick Tips for Staying Safe Online and Dealing with Spam.