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IT Newslett for Students - Dec 2013
for Students Dec 2013

Backup your data

Data is the important aspect of your computer. The operating system and applications can be re-installed, but it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data.

Back up your computer data on a regular basis.

  • Copy the data to portable storage medium such as DVD, thumbdrive or external hard drive.
  • Store them in a safe place.

Take action to safeguard your data today!


Use WiFi safely while travelling

Many hop on to free WiFi connection at public places like airport, hotel and cafe while travelling overseas.

The main risk when using a hotspot is having someone track your online movements via the network you are logged on to or trick you into using a 'fake' hotspot.

Here are a few tips to keep your sensitive information safe.

  • Make sure the network is legitimate and encrypted. Ask relevant staff to confirm the name of the wireless network. Use a network that is locked and password protected whenever possible.
  • Switch off the wireless connection when you are not using it.
  • Use VPN if possible.

Alternatively, consider obtaining a data plan from your mobile service provider for auto-roaming.

System Maintenance Schedule for Dec 2013

Sat, 7 Dec 2013, 10am to 11am

During the maintenance, users may experience interruption momentarily when accessing MeL.


Sun, 22 Dec 2013, 8am to 5pm

Wireless Network Maintenance
There will be no wireless network access in campus during the maintenance period.


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please email to should you require further information or clarification.

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