Safe Links and Safe Attachments: Advanced Threat Protection

Safe Links and Safe Attachments: Advanced Threat Protection

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Do not click on links or open attachments from an unknown source.

Safe Links and Safe Attachments are ways that the university is protecting against malware and malicious links. They work automatically behind the scenes to keep you safe. See below for how each one works.
 

Safe Links works by scanning content when a user clicks on a link. When users have potentially malicious web links, a warning website is shown and users are prevented from going to the potentially malicious web site.

  1. When you hover over any web link in an email, you will see the safe links url [...safelinks.protection.outlook.com...] at the beginning. This means the link will be scanned by Safe Links for any potentially malicious content.

  2. Once a link is clicked, if the website is found to contain potentially malicious content, users will be taken to a warning screen. Users will not be able to continue to websites identified as containing potentially malicious content.   

Reminder: Do not click on links from an unknown source. 

   
 
 
  1. If the website is not found to contain potentially malicious content, users will be taken to the website as expected.

Safe Attachments works by putting all incoming attachments through malware analysis and then removes potentially malicious attachments before the recipient receives the email message, to prevent the fie(s) from being accessed by the recipient.

Reminder: Do not open attachments from an unknown source.

  1. All incoming email attachments are scanned. If one is found to be potentially malicious, the attachment is removed and replaced by a simple text file indicating malware was detected and the file was removed. [Please note, if even just one attachment is found to be malicious, ALL attachments in an email are removed.]
 
 
 
  1. If you were expecting an attachment and it was identified as being potentially malicious and was blocked by Safe Attachments, then you should contact the sender to scan/clean the file(s) and resend them.
  2. The scanning of attachments may take up to 30 minutes, depending on the size and/or number of attachments in the email.  Please be aware that this may cause a delay in receiving emails with attachments in your inbox.
     
 Any questions about malware, malicious links, or cyber security topics should be directed to the Information Security Office (ISO) at iso@barry.edu
 
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Do not click on links or open attachments from an unknown source.

 
 
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Article ID: 17497
Created
Mon 10/17/16 4:15 PM
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Mon 10/31/16 4:49 PM