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What is Ransomware?
Viewed 26859 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 23955 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 20195 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 19575 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 block / disable Pop-ups?
Viewed 15514 times since Mon, Mar 14, 2016
How do I block / disable Pop-ups? 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... Read More
What are Extortion Emails?
Viewed 5342 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