If something seems odd, it probably is odd
Things to look for when using computers and other devices:
- Is your device performing slower than normal?
- Does your device seem to be going through battery faster?
- Are you getting random pop-ups?
- Is your device crashing more often?
- Changes to your internet home page browser
- New toolbars on your internet browser
- Higher than normal data usage
- Unusual messages or programmes that start by themselves
- Is your security software disabled?
- New or unfamiliar icons or apps
- Storage space is unexpectedly running low
Keep an eye out for odd behaviour around computers and devices. This could include:
- People using log in details that aren’t their own.
- ‘Tailgating’, when a person tags along with another person who is authorized to gain entry into a restricted area
- Someone inserting USB devices in equipment so it is hidden.
- Copying data from a controlled source onto portable storage, i.e. USB storage device
- People watching others closely, possibly recording, when logging into a system.
- If you are contacted by “IT Support” – remember, you will never be asked for your password by any UC support teams or other organisations.
If you think a device you use at UC is compromised, or you’ve spotted strange behaviour on campus, you can report it in the following ways:
- Ring the IT Service Desk on 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or
03 369 5000
- Visit the IT Service Desk on the ground floor of Matariki
- Log a ticket on the IT Self Service portal
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