Internet Security

Internet / Email Download Security

Opening emails that contain attachments from people you don't know can spread viruses to your computer. It's better to just delete emails from people outside your friends and family circle.

  • Never open email from someone you don't know
  • Preview unknown email if you must open the message but don't know the sender
  • Delete suspicious emails
  • Never visit websites in emails sent from someone you don't know
  • Never download information from an unknown site or a site you don't trust
  • Watch for attacks and schemes designed to disrupt ASU. If a message looks “phishy”, don't respond
  • If you get an unexpected communication from a colleague, contact them through a fresh message, call or text to confirm whether or not it is legitimate message (don’t reply to the unexpected message)
  • When in doubt, report it is

Shopping Online & Personal Information

  • If you do use a public or Internet cafe to make an online transaction, clear the browser's cache and temporary directories once you are done
  • Look for the padlock at the bottom of the screen to ensure your Internet session is secure
  • If you see an outdated certificate, don’t use that site to make a transaction
  • Keep your personal information in an encrypted or restricted folder