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Security Tips

Be smart!! Most security risks and scams can be easily avoided if you use a little common sense.

  • Use anti-virus software
    • AU provides free anti-virus software @ AU Install
    • Frequently scan your computer

  • Keep your operating system up-to-date
    • Turn on Automatic Updates to ensure your operating system gets the most recent security
      patches and hotfixes

  • Backup Regularly
  • Avoid Phishing Scams & Identity Theft - Don’t Click Links in E-mail
  • Stay safe on Wireless Networks
    • Only use legitimate hotspots
    • Defend your mobile device with a personal firewall and a VPN Client
    • Secure your home wireless network -- see print-out below


  1. General security tips PDF
  2. Is your computer running slow? Speed it up! PDF
  3. Securing your home wireless network PDF

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Week 1: Safeguard Your System  Week 2: Beware of Phishing Scams  Week 3: Safeguard Your Personal Info  Week 4: Secure Your Mobile Data