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Accessing sensitive data remotely from home or public machines

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  • Consider using a VPN (for example our OpenVPN service), particularly if you are using wireless in a public place - public wireless points are often less secure than those at home or within the University.
  • When using a machine you do not manage (in an internet cafe, for example):
    • Remember that downloaded data may be cached locally and may remain after you have finished using the machine.
    • Remember that your DICE/EASE password may be captured if the machine has been compromised.
  • When using a home machine you share with others:
    • It is a good idea to use separate user accounts.
    • Please run antivirus.
  • Encryption:

We recommend reading the University's Information Security pages.

Last reviewed: 
22/09/2016

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