Everyone from senior faculty and administrators to incoming freshmen should understand that computer and network security are serious and growing challenges for both end users and IT personnel. Security issues include obvious problems like computer viruses and spam. It includes invisible threats like DNS attacks, malware and adware. It also includes phishing attacks aimed at tricking people into providing personal information or money.
The best way to keep yourself and your computer safe is to understand the security systems in place at Linfield and to stay informed on the latest threats and scams.