- IMSS has a good collection of security tips at: General Computing Security Tips and Tools web page.
- Like many other universities, Caltech has been targeted recently by scammers who send email to Caltech users demanding that the recipient respond with username/password information, with a threat of account deletion if the recipient does not comply. We will never ask you for your password, and we strongly recommend against ever sending passwords in unencrypted email messages.
- Can you tell the difference between a phisher scam email message and a legitimate one? Take this useful self-test from Sonicwall and see how you do. The answers come with explanations.
- If you are having problems connecting Caltech wireless/Internet, make sure that it's not blocked by IMSS.
- You must not log in using another individual's login name, or allow any other person to access facilities using your login name. You should therefore not leave unattended logins on publicly accessible systems.
- You must set a secure login password and keep it secret (see Setting a new logon password). The choice of a secure password is essential both to the security of your own account and potentially to those of others as many means of "hacking" systems require the hacker to have an account on the system to which they can login.
- Accounts on the systems are issued primarily for academic work. A small amount of recreational use is permitted but this must not interfere with academic use of the system or annoy or upset other users, e.g. by causing noise or displaying pornographic images.
- Information belonging to other users is confidential. You must not read, access or modify any file not owned by you without the explicit permission of the owner.
Please check Caltech policy on confidentiality of private information
- Please check Caltech's copyright and Software Policy