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Quick tips for online safety

Online Safety Tips

Always use caution when providing your information online. Remember, the University of Connecticut will not ask for personal passwords via email/telephone. If something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is! Some additional safety tips include:

  • Do not reply to email or pop-up messages that ask for passphrases, personal, or financial information, and do NOT click on links in such messages.
  • Use updated anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, and enable a firewall.
  • Avoid emailing passwords, personal information, or financial information.
  • Be cautious about opening any attachments or downloading any files from emails you receive, regardless if you know the sender.
  • Do not share passwords or identifying information with friends or classmates.


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