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User Guide — Connecting to MPI Wireless Network
 
Safety Issues
 
  • Make sure your notebook computer has anti-spyware and antivirus software with the latest virus definitions and personal firewall installed.
  • Ensure your MS Windows is up to date with the latest security patches installed.
  • The web-based authentication option only provides secure authentication, not session encryption. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use secure connections (HTTPS) where possible when accessing web sites that require you to log in. You should also enable secure connections (SSL) for IMAP and POP email clients. When using the wireless network there is a risk that unencrypted passwords or other private information may be viewable to others. Also, avoid performing any sensitive operation like e-banking, e-shopping, etc. to prevent leakage of your personal information such as bank account number or credit card number.
  • Always use a secure connection such as WPA in the WLAN.
  • Never connect to unknown wireless networks. Attackers could set up fake captive portals to collect others' personal information.
  • Disable resource sharing such as "file-sharing" to avoid any leakage from your computer.
  • Disable "Ad-Hoc" mode networking to prevent attackers from easily gaining access to information and resources on your notebook.
  • Never leave your notebook unattended and disable wireless connection when it is not in use.
  • If your notebook can make WLAN connection automatically with your stored credentials, then never lend it to others without clearing the credentials.
  • For security reasons, no access to administrative information systems is allowed from the wireless campus network. For specific occasions such as staff training or demonstration that require the access of administrative information systems from the wireless network, staff must submit request and make prior arrangement with the Computer Service Centre at least one day in advance.
  • The aim of providing the wireless campus network service is to facilitate learning and teaching activities and should not be used for other purposes. The Computer Service Centre will continuously monitor the performance of the wireless network. In case of any inappropriate use of the wireless network (e.g. transferring or downloading large files not related to course teaching, spreading viruses, hacking other computers, etc.) , the Centre reserves the right to stop the service to the individual(s) involved and may set more stringent control on wireless network usage.
   
       

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