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What is Ransomware?
Viewed 25207 times since Wed, Apr 13, 2016
What is Ransomware Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that seeks to infect and take control of a computer, encrypting files and documents stored locally and on network shares.... Read More
What is spyware?
Viewed 22060 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 18568 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 18084 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 17799 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 16565 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 14072 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 14021 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
What are Extortion Emails?
Viewed 329 times since Wed, Jan 23, 2019
What are Extortion Emails? Aimed at:  Everyone What are extortion emails? An extortion email is an attempt by an attacker to force you into performing an action, such as transferring money to them. It is designed to make you react rashly in a panic, ... Read More