Phishing, Spear Phishing, and Whaling

Workplace and personal email have become the most common attack surfaces for opportunistic and targeted phishing scams. Phishing scams use social engineering to target end users. There are variations of phishing, which have distinguishing features that may be categorized using terms such as spear phishing or whaling. More →

Stay on Top of Things with Custom NYU E-mail Inboxes & NYU Calendar Reminders

Last May, ITS rolled out NYU Google Apps for Education, a rich set of web-based applications to facilitate research, teaching, learning, collaboration, and University business. New features continue to be released on a regular basis—read on for a few tips and tricks to help you stay organized and on time with NYU E-mail, Calendar, and other NYU Google Apps. More →

Phishing Attacks

This year, the ITS Technology Security Group has seen an enormous increase in the number of phishing scams that have been sent out by e-mail to members of the NYU community. Phishing is a type of e-mail attack, in which a criminal claims to be representing a legitimate company or organization in an attempt to trick the recipient into providing their private information so that it can be used for fraud and identity theft. This type of scam has been relatively successful and is becoming a major problem. More →

Managing Large Mailing Lists

There are many places at the University where e-mail is used as the primary form of communication for academic, business and personal purposes. Often long lists of users are compiled to make the business of sending mail easier. At a certain point, however, that long list of users becomes unwieldy and senders look for a better way to maintain their list. More →


Over the past year there has been a significant increase in the use of mailing lists at NYU. E-mail lists are a common tool for class communication. They are used for announcements, assignments, discussions, homework reviews and as a way to share resource material, especially to point to references available on the Web. Student organizations, departments and alumni associations are increasingly using lists as well. There are over 400 lists at NYU with over 150,000 messages being delivered daily. More →