Information Technology Services Centre - Good Practices in Using Internet
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  • Good Practices in Using Internet

    1. Receive messages/files from the Internet
      Use your anti-virus software to real-time scan for all incoming files before opening them.

    2. Send messages/files on the Internet
      Put the receivers' e-mail addresses in the Bcc column instead of To column while sending bulk e-mail to prevent e-mail addresses harvested by virus or exposed to others.

    3. Secure remote computer access
      Download Secured Shell from here for a secure remote computer access. It would help to encrypt all the sensitive data transferred through the Internet.

    4. Never click a pop-up
      Important information does not come as pop-ups, but spywares do. No matter how "innocent" a pop-up looks, beware and close it promptly. Enable pop-up blockers to protect yourself.

    5. Beware of phishing
      Phishing refers to 'spoofed' e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, etc. Please visit http://www.antiphishing.org for details.

    6. Internet banking
      Be caution when using Internet banking. Details can be read at here .

    7. Accessing Wi-Fi Service
      Please refer to Best Practices for Accessing Wi-Fi Service for details.