The Office of Information Technology would like to help you keep your email accounts and personal computers safe. Outlined below, you will find a wealth of information on how to be safe and conscientious about what emails to open and what websites you visit. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact the help desk at (716) 839-8430.
Tips to stay safe with your email
Never Give Out Your Password to Anyone
Password Reset Tool. If you need additional assistance call the help desk at (716) 839-8430.
Beware of Phishing Scams
A phishing scam, is an attempt to obtain personal information by impersonating a familiar organization or person. These emails will look like they are coming from a Daemen email address and will even show up as having an @daemen.edu email address. A phishing email will typically tell you that your account is going to expire or that Daemen needs to update your account. You may also be asked for your name, username, password, and other identification information.
No one at Daemen will ever ask you for your account information.
If you believe you have responded to one of these emails, reset your password or contact the help desk at (716) 839-8430 to ensure your account stays safe.
Be Weary of Attachments in Emails
Sometimes a scammer or phisher will attempt to gain control of your computer by sending you an email attachment that has a virus embedded inside of it. The best way to protect against this is to not open attachments from email addresses you are unfamiliar with.
Sometimes spammers will include an "Unsubscribe From This List" link in their email messages. This makes them seem more responsible and reputable but in actuality, they use this as a way to confirm your email address so they can send you more spam emails.
If you have an email in your inbox you do not want, mark it as Spam and delete it. Google is very good at remembering what types of emails you mark as spam. The more spam emails you mark, the more that Google will help divert from your inbox.