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One Step Ahead: Almanac Security Tips - 2014

In each issue, Penn's Journal of Record, The Almanac publishes helpful tips and hints for dealing with information security and privacy matters. This page is a collection of all those published thus far.
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Table of Contents (view all)

Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
Security and Privacy Tips for World Travelers
Filing Taxes Online This Year? Take Steps to Protect Your Information!
If your computer runs Windows XP, you must update it now!
Why Should You Report Security Incidents? And How Do You Report One?
Photo and Video Privacy Issues
The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password!
Data Privacy Month: NSA Surveillance Panel at the National Constitution Center
Protecting Your Finances During This Year’s Holiday Shopping Season
Beware of Phishing E-mails in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
No E-mail from Penn Will Ask For Your Username/Password or SSN
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: Does It Apply to Your Website?
October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month; Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics
What Basic Rules Protect Student Information at Penn? (September 2013)
Protecting Privacy and Security on Penn + Box


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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - Almanac Vol. 52, No. 30

Spam Filtering

Unsolicited commercial e-mail, commonly referred to as "spam", has risen exponentially in recent years and now accounts for 40-65% of all e-mail traffic.  Spam is a problem for anyone with an email account.

Spam messages can be quite annoying or offensive.  They can include attachments and URLs that, if clicked on, can install viruses or worms on your computer.  Also, spam uses up your e-mail quota and the amount of spam may overwhelm legitimate email, making legitimate e-mail harder to locate.

At Penn, each School’s mail server offers a spam filter but these filters differ in how they are used and managed and how they are configured.

· Users with accounts on the following ISC-administered e-mail servers can apply spam filtering: admissions.upenn.edu; ben.dev.upenn.edu; dental.upenn.edu; design.upenn.edu; dolphin.upenn.edu; mail.med.upenn.edu; pobox.upenn.edu.  Visit http://www.upenn.edu/computing/email/spam-filtering.html.

· Users with accounts on mail.sas can find spam filtering information at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/computing/help/Email/antispam.html

· Users from the School of Nursing can find spam filtering information at: http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/otis/helpdesk/how-to/spam.asp

· Users from the School of Engineering and Applied Science can find spam filtering information at http://www.seas.upenn.edu/cets/answers/spamblock.html

· Users from the Wharton School can find spam filtering information at: http://spike.wharton.upenn.edu/consult/email/spamfilter.cfm

· Users from the School of Veterinary Medicine can find spam filtering information at: http://inside.vet.upenn.edu/?app=help/

· Users from the Law School can find spam filtering information at:  https://goat.law.upenn.edu/its/helpdocs/facstaff/email/filtering/

If your e-mail server is not listed above, contact your Local Support Provider.

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