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Do's & Dont's in Network Security

Things to do:

Do scan the computer regularly with virus scanning software.

Do scan all downloaded files and e-mail attachments from the Internet for viruses before opening them.

Do switch off automatic processing of e-mail attachments in the Internet e-mail software.

Do scan floppy disks, compact disks and other storage media, especially those of unknown sources, with virus scanning software before use.

Do backup your programs and data regularly. Recovery from backup is the most secure and effective way to recover the lost data.

Do change your NetPassword periodically to prevent password hacking.

Do remember to log out the system, when using computers in public places (computer labs. library, cybercafés).

Do consider using the Anti-Spam Mail System implemented by CSC and define custom filter rules available on your email software. See how to do this in:

Outlook Express Netscape Mail Web Mail

Things you must not do:

Don't open or forward e-mails and e-mail attachments from unknown sources.

Don't use illegal software.

Don't use peer-to-peer software for file-sharing.

Don't download data from doubtful sources.

Don't download programs without express permission of the copyright owner or licensee.

Don't give away your user name or password when completing an on-line form. Avoid submitting any data that is irrelevant for the purposes for which it is being collected. Don't share your NetID and NetPassword with others.

Don't reuse passwords.

Don't use system default passwords for newly created accounts. Change the password immediately upon receipt of a new account.

Don't reply to spam messages.

The information above is obtained from Information Technology Services Department (ITS) of Hong Kong. For detailed information on protection against computer virus, please visit the ITSD web page.
  More information about computer security can be found in this FAQ page.

Last updated: by Computer Service Centre.