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IT Newslett for Students - Dec 2017
for StudentsDec 2017

Beware of Online Phishing Activities


There has been a recent spate of phishing emails and website links sent to students, and purported to be from popular social media services, international bank, or the senior management of a company.


These phishing emails or websites are meant to trick user to provide sensitive information like login names, passwords and credit card information. Phishing activities cannot be fully prevented as new malicious sites are created on the Internet constantly.


Be watchful for tell-tale signs and do not follow the instructions in the phishing email/website. For example:

1) Emails with suspicious content


2) Check the website’s URL

    Phishing URL are usually misspelled or doesn’t reflect the actual URL of the


Legitimate URL


Phishing URL


3) Be careful of malicious pop-ups

   Popup is a common method used to infect computer with malicious programs.

   Popular browsers such as Chrome and Firefox  have in-built popup blocker. You are

   encouraged to switch on that security feature.


You may visit the websites below to know more about phishing:

Back Up Your Data


Your assignments, projects, and tutorial guides are some of your important files. As computers are growing more prominent to get work done, almost everything is stored on the machine itself.

Despite the technological advancement of laptops and computers, they are still prone to problems such as OS corruption, hardware failure, and virus infection.

That is why it is important and a good practice to constantly back up your important work.

Below are some of the common backup options:-

1) External hard drive/USB flash drive

2) Cloud storage eg. Dropbox and Google Drive

3) Optical disc storage such as (CD/DVD-ROM)

System Maintenance


No scheduled system maintenance for this month. 

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