Similar to recent phishing emails purported to be from CareerBuilder.com, eBay.com, and Monster.com, there are emails floating around the internet claiming to be from ClearanceJobs.com. The emails have the words “job commander” in them, along with a URL weblink to an .exe file.

Phishing is the practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using an authentic-looking e-mail in an attempt to steal passwords, account information or other sensitive data.

Obviously, these emails are not from ClearanceJobs.com and we have no association with the fake notices. If you receive these emails, delete them. Do not click on the link or reply to it.

As good practice, any link in an email could potentially be a virus. Ensure your computer is up-to-date with the most current antivirus software and system security patches.

Don’t forget – it is incredibly easy to send an email and “pretend” it is from someone else. This is called “spoofing” and is a common practice on the net.

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Lindy Kyzer is the editor of ClearanceJobs.com. She loves the NISPPAC, social media, and the U.S. military. Have a conference, tip, or story idea to share? Email lindy.kyzer@clearancejobs.com. Interested in writing for ClearanceJobs.com? Learn more here.