But it was about sending passwords, right?

Pilot fish is new to his job as "IT communications manager" -- that means he's the guy who sends out memos about IT policy to users at this university.

"I was asked to communicate to the campus community that there was a phishing e-mail circulating on campus," fish says.

"I dutifully wrote a message saying in no uncertain terms that they should never send their user name and password to anyone via e-mail. As part of the communication, I included the text of the phishing attempt so that the audience would know what one looks like.

"Within minutes of sending the 'don't send your password to anyone' message to all of our students, my inbox was flooded with responses from students sending me their campus passwords, their Gmail passwords, their Yahoo passwords...one even sent me his AIM login information."

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