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Caution Donating to Haiti Relief

SLAC has experienced an upsurge of virus alerts that we attribute to users looking to get updated information about Haiti and the relief effort.

Requests for donations have started pouring in via e-mail, text message, telephone and social networks such as FaceBook and Twitter. Though many of the sites may be legitimate, unfortunately many more are bogus and associated with Web sites that host malicious software, spyware or other hazardous content,.  “Googling” for such information can often lead to these malicious sites.

Stanford has setup a site for Haiti Earthquake: Information and Updates -

They are also matching donations from faculty and staff to Haiti medical aid.

Tips from the Federal Bureau of Investigation:

Before making a donation of any kind, users should adhere to certain guidelines, to include the following:


Published SLAC Today 25 January 2010

Owner: SLAC Computer Security>Last Updated: 07/22/2010
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