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.
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’.
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.