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Don't Be Fooled By Messages Asking For Your Caltech Username And Password

Many campus users are receiving e-mails claiming to come from Caltech and asking them to provide their usernames and passwords. Please be aware that this is a form of security attack known as "phishing" designed to fool users into giving their usernames and passwords to unknown persons. Please do not reply to these e-mails or visit any websites they may refer to.

IMSS does not recommend providing usernames and passwords by e-mail, and IMSS will never ask users for their passwords by e-mail or phone. To verify a website link, mouse over a URL in an email message, without clicking on it, to show additional information such as any discrepencies between the name of the URL and the site it really points to.

If you receive any confusing or worrisome e-mails about any of your Caltech accounts, we strongly recommend contacting the IMSS Help Desk (x3500 or or your local system administrator.