Information Technology Services Centre - Computer Security Tips While Traveling Abroad
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  • Computer Security Tips While Traveling Abroad

    When you are traveling abroad, whether in mainland or overseas, please take extra caution in using public computers or Wi-Fi network. Public Wi-Fi services may be poorly secured and vulnerable to exploitation by hackers. Always observe the following practices for a safe computing.

    1. Use ONLY your own personal computing device to access any system(s) that require your passwords and:
      • Enable a VPN connection on your computing device.
      • Make sure you are accessing from your own computing devices through a secure webpage. A secure webpage should have an address started with 'https'.

    2. Be cautious when using public computers or public Wi-Fi network:
      • Use public computers or public Wi-Fi network for causal browsing ONLY.
      • Consider all public computers are insecure. They might have been infected by virus or malware. Therefore DO NOT enter passwords and any personal data in these computers.
      • DO NOT access CUHK IT systems such as CUHK VPN, CUSIS, CWEM, eLearning, Staff Self-Service Enquiry System, etc. to avoid private information or CWEM password leakage.
      • If it is inevitable to connect to the above CUHK IT systems through a public computer or public wi-fi, you should change your password immediately with a secure computer in a secure network.