There is an increase in the number of e-mail phishing and spoofing scams that target you and our campus network. Remember, no legitimate organization will ask you to confirm account information or provide your highly confidential passwords by e-mail. Wake Forest University will never ask for such information by e-mail. Giving your password does not only affect you; it can result in the blocking of e-mail to and from the entire campus by Time Warner, AOL, etc. Your compromised account is used to generate huge volumes of spam. We are often blocked within a few hours. You may have experienced an inability to send or receive important communications as a result of such events.
To protect the network and your ability to communicate, Information Systems will disable any Wake Forest computing accounts that show evidence that the owner reacted to such e-mails scams.
Follow these guidelines to keep your personal information and your campus computing safe and secure: