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What is spyware?
Viewed 11036 times since Tue, Apr 12, 2016
What is spyware? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Spyware (also referred to as Adware) is a program that secretly monitors your actions as you surf the internet. It's often used by companies wishing to gather information ... Read More
How do I avoid ransomware?
Viewed 8532 times since Wed, Apr 13, 2016
How do I avoid ransomware? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students At work / University: Refrain from opening links and attachments that look suspicious.Not only does this apply to messages sent by unfamiliar people but also to send... Read More
What should I do if my computer has received ransomware?
Viewed 8255 times since Wed, Apr 13, 2016
What should I do if my computer has received ransomware? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Kill the power immediately The moment you think something is wrong, kill the power to your machine by unplugging it, and call the IS Ser... Read More
How do I protect myself when using Social Media?
Viewed 8095 times since Thu, May 19, 2016
How do I protect myself when using Social Media? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students   The following tips will help you to retain security and privacy while using social networking sites: Do:  Install the free anti-virus softwar... Read More
How do I keep myself safe when browsing the internet?
Viewed 6625 times since Mon, Jan 30, 2017
How do I keep myself safe when browsing the internet? Aimed at:  everyone Here are some tips for browsing safely: Do Install the free anti-virus software. Follow the instructions on the Virus Protection page to protect yourself from viruses. Follow ... Read More
How do I block / disable Pop-ups?
Viewed 5513 times since Mon, Mar 14, 2016
How do I block / disable Pop-ups? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Pop-up blockers are on the Edinburgh Napier University desktop as default. To switch them on, on your home PC: From Internet Explorer:  Tools > Internet O... Read More
What is a Pop-up?
Viewed 5457 times since Mon, Mar 14, 2016
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 securit... Read More