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September 29, 2023

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A guide for your Internet adventures

There are lots of things you can do on

Like get your identity stolen.

Wait, what?

This Internet thing can be pretty complicated sometimes. There are wonderful potential benefits, but also risks we haven’t come across before.

This month’s In Focus is designed to give you a quick guide to staying safe when browsing or buying – not just from MySpace predators, but from people looking for your credit card numbers or birthday.

The use of wireless routers are quickly becoming popular, especially for off-campus students. The University also is continually adding Wi-Fi hotspots around campus.

Take a look at our story about wireless security, and think twice before checking your bank account when you’re in the Union.

Of course, some of the security issues are out of your or my hands.

The University’s Information Technology Services and Office of the Chief Information Officer are trying to keep the University protected against hackers looking for a big score.

They’re learning the lessons of other schools and institutions worldwide, who now face huge costs after getting information stolen from their computers.

The University faces the chance of these serious attacks too.

Check out our main story on what might happen if your information gets stolen from University servers.

But don’t stop with these stories.

Read the University’s security alert e-mails and change your passwords every once in a while.

It might be a small hassle now, but it’ll save you a major one later.

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