Good advice for a more secure life online
- Keep your computers and mobile devices updated. Old versions of software and applications could contain vulnerabilities that leave your computers and mobile devices exposed to malware.
- Protect your passwords! Manage them safely and never reveal them to anyone else. Your email password is often the key to your life on the web!
- Install only the applications (apps) you really need. Apps that do not meet basic safety requirements could leave your mobile devices vulnerable to safety risks.
- Think carefully about what you write and post on social media – posts may have unexpected consequences.
- Be observant when you surf the internet! A visit to a web page could be enough for your computers or mobile devices to be infected with malware.
- Be observant of phishing attacks that via fake emails or web forms attempt to obtain your personal information, such as passwords, usernames, account numbers or codes. Be suspicious of links in emails. Do not open attachments that you are not expecting.
- Be careful what kind of information you send by email – it is no safer than a postcard!
- Use open public WiFi networks with caution. These are shared by many, and some users have dubious intentions.
- Be sure to have backups of your devices!
- Keep an eye on your computers and mobile devices!
- Do not connect USB sticks you find on the street or are given at trade shows to your computer. They may contain malicious code.
Contact the Safety and security unit if you need advice or assistance!
You can report all forms of hacking attempts, net abuse, unwanted e-mail etc to firstname.lastname@example.org - regardless of whether you are exposed to it at the university or an external part suspecting someone at the university for activities affecting you.