Phish Alert Button - How to Install
Please note: The Instructional Technology Department will NEVER send you an email that requires you to click a link to enter your login credentials or to download software we haven't otherwise notified you about. We will use ParentSquare or other methods to communicate important information.
KnowBe4 is the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform that designed to help manage the ongoing problem of social engineering. By installing the "Phish Alert" button to your Gmail, you will have the ability to notify our district of suspicious and potentially damaging email scams, phishing attempts, and ransomware attacks. This tool is an important resource used by our district to help keep our employees, students, and data safe.
Steps to install the Phish Hook to your School Email Account:
- Make sure you are logged into the Chrome Web Browser. This ONLY works in Chrome. If you need assistance logging into the Chrome Web Browser, you can read our help doc entitled "log into Chrome."
- Copy and paste this link into your Chrome Browser (highlight the text below, use the right mouse button, click, and choose copy - then open a browser tab and paste). NOTE: YOU MUST be logged into Chrome in order for this to work. This will install the KnowBe4 Phish Alert button to your extension bar.
- Notice the pop-up window asking you to choose an account. This is normal. It is making sure you want to install this application. You do. Pick your account. If you don't see it - that means you aren't signed into Chrome.
4. You will get a pop-up from Google letting you know this is about to be installed and asking for your permission. This is OK and you must accept this in order for it to function properly. Click allow.
Now, you should see the icon showing you that it is installed properly on your extension bar of Google Chrome (see below).
That's it! Now, when you receive an e-mail that you either, a, believe is a phishing scam, or b, something highly suspicious, just click the new hook in your gmail window (not the one on the extension bar). See below, and thank you for your help keeping all of our data safe!