Dear Medaille College Community,

Please be aware of a newly discovered flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that may increase the number of Phishing or SPAM emails you receive. These emails may try to trick users into taking some sort of action like clicking on a link or opening an email attachment.  The threat is called “Operation Clandestine Fox.”

If you have already responded to a suspicious email or clicked a questionable link, contact the Helpdesk as soon as possible.

Microsoft says once it finishes investigating the exploit it will issue a fix for the problem either in a monthly security update, or a special security update.

Below are some suggestions that will help protect you and your accounts.

  • Never reply, open attachments, or click links in e-mails from senders you do not know or emails that look suspicious.
  • Never open links or PDF files in websites you do not trust.
  • Never reply to messages asking for user names, passwords, credit card information or the like.  Medaille College and legitimate companies will never ask for this information in an email.
  • Be wary of emails from known sources that seem out of context.  Spammers can fake the email address in the “From” field, making a malicious email appear to come from a legitimate source.

Thank you.  If you have any questions please contact the helpdesk at x2282 or


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