|IT INFORMATION SECURITY
Shared & Public Computers & Internet
There are a number of risks involved when using shared computers, public computers and wireless networks at places like libraries, Internet cafes, airports, and copy shops. The network may be poorly secured and easily exploitable by hackers and thieves--one of whom may be sitting right next to you, looking over your shoulder, and stealing your information. A hacker may even be the one running the free wireless signal you've lucked upon, grabbing all of your information as fast as you can send it. The use of shared and public computers and wireless hotspots is ill-advised if you are working with sensitive information of any kind.
Some common risks associated with using shared & public computers and Internet cafes are:
Some common risks associated with using shared computers on campus are:
Guidelines for using a shared or public computer:
Using shared computers, public computers, Internet cafes, and the like may expose you to identity theft or other cybercrimes. Complete this checklist to reduce your risk when using them.
Security Awareness Checklists
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Anti-Virus Software - Sensitive Data - Backups - Email - Internet - Identity Theft
Mobile Devices - Internet Cafes & Public Computers - Physical Security