IT Security at K-State
Browsing the web is more hazardous than you think. The K-State Office of Information Security
and Compliance work to help all K-Staters understand the importance of using good security practices
and common sense when they use their computers on the Internet.
Did you know that just by visiting a website:
- Your computer can get infected with viruses, spyware and adware, pop-up links, and more.
- Your browser settings can be changed by hidden programs.
- Your personal data can be captured and used in identity theft.
What you can do
- Read before you click on anything. If you don't understand, don't
- Be careful when downloading anything from the Internet. Many "free"
programs have hidden attachments.
- Use a good pop-up blocker, one that also prevents pop-unders from
hiding behind other windows.
- Verify a website is a reliable business. Before giving personal data,
check for a secure icon (padlock) and/or "https" in the address.
- Take a look through all of the IT Security pages so that you can be sure to be secure!