Read the article to understand some NEED-TO-KNOW principles of browsing online! Understand how to keep yourself, your identity and your finances safe online.
Let's talk about Prevention
It is important to understand how we can be safe when browsing online or using the internet in general
We realise some students may have concerns around preventing an attack on their personal devices from malicious users online. Or may not be aware of how to be safe when browsing online, and how to detect real malicious content. We have taken the time to put this article together to support you, check out a few steps below:
- Use anti-virus software.
- Only shop on secure sites (HTTPS NOT HTTP).
- Don’t access personal or financial data with public Wi-Fi.
- Turn off anything you don’t need, e.g. your location/GPS.
- Don’t recognise? STOP! Be skeptical about links and attachments.
- Keep your information to yourself.
For more information about prevention, click the link below.
What do I do?
- RUN an ANTI-VIRUS scan ASAP. We recommend Malwarebytes, which you can install for free!
- RESET online passwords. If your password has been leaked, you can NEVER use it again or risk compromising security and privacy.
- ENABLE two-factor authentication.
- FREEZE/CANCEL cards linked to hacked accounts.
- CHECK your accounts for any other changes.
- RESET your browsers, delete all form and saved data from each browser you use.
- SAFE mode should be used on PC. Safe mode allows you to access your computer in a limited state when normal start up/use is no longer possible (e.g. the virus prevents you from performing certain actions).
- INFORM friends and family of the hack! You don't want to be the one who ended up spreading a digital virus like the pandemic...