Security for Home Users
By Teresa Downey
If you have DSL at home, you will need to
be extra vigilant to keep your computer safe.
These are some basics you need to know:
• Use a firewall.
• Run anti-virus software and keep those definitions up to date.
• Keep your computer patched.
• Be smart about the way you use e-mail and the web.
There is a Web page that covers all these
topics and more and we highly recommend you take a look at it. You can
find a link for it on the SLAC Computer Security User Education page at:
SLAC Computer Security sets aggressive
patching deadlines for home and mobile Windows systems. The latest list
of patches required can always be found here at:
If your home computer or laptop comes
into the SLAC network via VPN, DHCP or Dial-up, it is required to have
the latest critical patches applied. You could lose your ability to use
these services until the system is up to date with all required patches.
Information on viruses, hoaxes, phishing,
spam and more can be found on the SLAC Computer Security web pages.
Please take a few minutes and browse the pages at:
Contact: Teresa Downey
SLAC Post Master, Ext. 2903