Computer and Information Security

Phishing Scams

St. Edward's will never ask you via e-mail to provide your password.  Phishing is the fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy source. Phishing e-mails are a daily occurrence in e-mail but recently many attempts have targeted the St. Edward's community. For more information visit the Phishing  or E-mail Safety page.

Protecting Your Computer

New viruses and worms are being released daily. The majority of these exploit unpatched Windows Operating System computers. The Macintosh Operating System needs to be patched and have virus protection also, but the vast majority of worms and viruses target the Windows OS. Protecting your computer is an essential to be virus, malware and worm free.

How can I prevent worms or viruses from infecting my computer?

Check out the Protecting Your Computer page

Web Safety Resources

Check out these web safety sites created for more general information:

US CERT -- Computer Emergency Readiness Team

A list of Cyber Security Alerts is listed here.  These will include Microsoft and Adobe alerts.