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If you leave your smartphone unattended for a while – or worse, if it’s lost or stolen - you don’t want to make it easy for someone to go through the contents. Setting your smartphone lock means that a PIN or password is required for access after an inactive period. This is the single easiest way to thwart the efforts of would-be thieves to steal your personal information through opportunistic unauthorized access.
Much of the following information was put together by Educause, and we're reproducing it here, along with some HSU-specific information, to give you an easy-to-follow list of do's and don'ts to keep your mobile devices protected against hacking and other security issues.
Antivirus software protects computers and computer-based mobile devices from being infected by viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and a long list of other malware that can damage or destroy data. In order to protect both your computer and all other computers connected to the Humboldt State University networks, you must have up-to-date virus protection on your computer before you are permitted to connect to the campus networks.
If you're using Java version 7 Update 51 or later, you'll need to add the vpn.humboldt.edu site exception.
Step 1: To open the Java Control Panel in Windows 7, go to the Start Menu, type Java in the Search programs and files field, and select the Configure Java item.
A Java vulnerability has caused at least 600,000 Macs worldwide to become infected by the Flashback Trojan without the user's knowledge or consent. Mac users must patch their OS and take other appropriate actions as described below to secure their computers.
Please also treat this as a wakeup call that, contrary to popular belief, malware impacts Macs as well as PCs. Be very wary of offers to install software and addons from unknown sources.
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