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Safety Online

Safety Online

Security of your computer is of the upmost importance, breaching this security can expose your bank details, and all personal information that you would use online. We have gathered below a set of useful links, these are designed to help protect you, if and when using CIT equipment or on your own personal devices.

 

We will also use this page to update staff and students of any risks that we are aware of. The college invests a lot of time and money into protecting the computers in the college and its staff and students, hopefully some of these links can also help you to protect yourself from these real risks.

 

Email Spam Warning

Please pay attention to emails coming into your Inbox. Spam e-mail messages may be put you at risk by attempting to mislead you, the recipient, into clicking a link within the email. This can cause malicious software to be launched on your computer. IT Services recommends, that you delete emails that you are wary of. Do not click on links within the email.

Anti-spam measures such as spam filters may not always prevent a harmful email from being opened, so it is important to recognize when an email is likely to be harmful. The most dangerous types of spam are those that attempt to steal personal information such as bank details and passwords in order to commit identity theft or gain access to bank accounts. Even after taking the recommended precautions, it is still possible for a dangerous spam email to slip through. In order to avoid being caught out by a spam it is essential to recognize when an email is not genuine. No bank will ever ask for a full password or access code.

If you believe that you have recieved a spam email and would like confirmation please email our technical staff click here

 

Useful Sites to help protect your computer

  • Safe Online expert advice, click here

 

  • Anti Virus Security, click here

 

  • Microsoft Security, click here

 

  • Apple Mac Security, click here

 

  • Phone Protection online, click here

 

  • Social Network Safety information, click here