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This page is intended as a very brief summary of this very extensive topic. It is aimed at all users of Informatics' services and will hopefully provide some useful advice. We are all aware of the existence of internet scams but there are things that you can look out for and actively do to prevent being caught out....

What should I look out for?

  • Phishing attempts (phishing.org)
    • Phishing.org provides comprehensive information on phishing techniques and how to avoid them.
  • Malware/RansomWare/SpyWare (bbc.co.uk)
    • The BBC bite-size pages give a very good summary.
  • Is the website I'm accessing secure ?
  • Pop-ups
    • Pop-ups are often forms of online advertising on the World Wide Web intended to attract web traffic or capture email addresses.

How can I reduce risks ?

If you think that there is any chance that you have been caught out by a scam or your account has been compromised in any way, contact Support immediately.

Other related topics

  • Secure disposal of devices - equipment must always be returned to School for final disposal.
  • For a more in-depth look at security, the Informatics Computer Security Course may be of interest to some.
Last reviewed: 
09/08/2017

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