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Attempts to Steal UF Log-in Credentials Becoming More Sophisticated

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More sophisticated phishing emails are now targeting UF faculty, staff and students. They often have a website link where ‘ufl’ is part of the URL, but that link takes you to a non-UF site set up to steal your GatorLink user name and password. The phisher’s goal is to get you to give up your log-in credentials so they can access UF systems and services. What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Never click a link in an email that takes you to a non-UF website where you’re asked to enter your UF credentials. A good practice is to hover your mouse pointer over the link and verify that it’s a site
  • Never send your GatorLink user name and password by email

Visit the Information Security Office’s Phishing Email page to learn more, and please forward any suspicious emails to If you are concerned that you may have responded to a phishing email, notify your local IT support immediately or call the UF Computing Help Desk (352-392-HELP/4357).