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Phishing and Malware

Computer attacks occurs on a daily basis. The most common forms of these attacks are: Phishing: a malicious attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords or credit card details by impersonating a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Malware: short for “malicious software”, is software that, among other things, can cause data loss, be […]

Avoiding computer infections

1. Avoid visiting suspicious and untrustworthy Web sites. 2. Always verify what you are downloading. Only download media and applications from well-known and trusted Web sites such as a developer’s own web site or the App Store on Mac. If you have a doubt about the authenticity of the program you downloaded do a quick […]

Malware Removal Tips

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information on this page assumes a slightly higher level of familiarity with your system. If you are not comfortable attempting the steps on this page, please visit the Helpdesk with your computer. Malware removal on Windows Check your browser for plug-ins or extensions. If you see ads constantly popping up, or if […]

Detecting Phishing Attempts

Phishing is a malicious attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, password or credit card details by acting as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. These attacks have been growing in numbers in the past years. While our email spam filter will eliminate most of these, some will get through. In addition, with the growing use […]