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Phishing Email Directed at MU Faculty, Staff, and Students

Monday - December 3rd., 2007
Below is the text of Joe Lear's message to all Extension personell about this latest scam.  Please read through it and make any necessary changes to your password.  Thank you.

If you receive an Email with the following subject:


Please the delete the message. This is from someone trying to get account and password information into our system. The e-mail group would never ask for your password, or even to verify your account.

If you have responded to the message please change your password immediately.

To change your password:

  1. Press Ctrl+ALT+Del while logged into your computer.
  2. Press the Change Password Button on the Screen that appears.
  3. Type in your Old Password
  4. Type in your new password twice
  5. Click OK
  6. Log off your computer and then log back in using the new password.

Your new password must be at least 8 characters long and contain a combination of numbers, special characters, and capital letters.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ETCS.

Joe LearSystems Administrator/Associate DirectorExtension Technology and Computer Services

Last Revised: 08/04/08



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