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IT Newslett for Students - Nov 2017
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for StudentsNov 2017

eMail Safety Tips

 

Phishing and malware attacks via email are getting more rampant and creative these days.  

 

Legitimate business email address could be easily be mimicked to trick you to give your account credentials or entice you to click on URL links and install malicious program into their computer.

 

Below are some email safety tips that you can take note of while going through your emails:

  • DO NOT open email attachments from unfamiliar sources.
  • DO NOT click on the URL link(s) stated in the email from unfamiliar sources.
  • DO NOT click "Yes" on popup messages. Please click “No” or close the popup if you are unsure about the message.
  • SCAN email attachments with anti-malware program such as Windows Defender or Symantec Anti-Virus before opening the files. 
 

Advisory on NRIC use by PDPC

 

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) had released an advisory to tighten the indiscriminate collection and use NRIC on 8 Nov 2017.

 

It will soon be against the law for organisations to use customers’ NRIC numbers to track product interest registration, manage membership accounts and conduct lucky draws etc.  Organisations will have up to 12 months to comply from this release.

 

Students are advised not to collect NRIC numbers for events or activities unless absolutely necessary.

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/steps-to-protect-nric-data

 

Is your online account compromised?

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With the prevalence of cyberattacks and hacking activities every second of the day, it is a good practice to check if your accounts or domain are being compromised.

You may want to check them out here via https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

If any of your accounts has been compromised, please change your password of that account immediately. The new password be complex and should contains at least 8 characters long with mixture of upper and lower-case letters, and numbers.

 

 
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