What is a Pop-up?

What is a Pop-up?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students

Pop-ups are not only annoying but are also used by hackers to entice you to download malicious software. 

If you’re not careful you could be downloading a major security risk onto your computer!

They can appear in a number of forms and are designed to draw your attention and encourage you to take action.

Pop up image

Marketers use them to highlight special offers or get you to sign up on the newsletter or download a "free" trial.

Pop-up blockers are on the Edinburgh Napier University desktop as default.

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