Advice about keeping your computer, data
and identity safe
Top tips to keep you safe online
- NEVER tell anyone your passwords
vital not to disclose your password to anyone else. IT Services at
the University will never ask you for your IT Account password.
Forgotten your password?
- Change your passwords often
passwords that you change regularly
- THINK before sharing your personal
There are risks of identity fraud and
invasion of privacy whenever you give any personal details online. The following links
tell you what to be aware of and how to protect yourself.
- Get Safe Online -
including advice about using Facebook and other social networking
- Beware of scam emails Phishing attacks are on
the increase and becoming more sophisticated so it's easy to get
caught out and give away personal details if you're not alert.
Top ten tips to protect yourself from
- Don't download or copy illegally
sure you don't break the law by downloading, copying or sharing
without permission. Stay legal online,
this includes information from the Internet,
files, music and video.
- Protect your own computer
your computer and data safe by installing the latest Microsoft
security updates, anti-virus/firewall software and Java updates; you can
get F-Secure for
free. More advice about Viruses and Botnet
If you are concerned that your device might have an infection,
free scanning tools are available;
Date last modified: March