Cyber Threats whilst working from home
IT Services would like to remind you to remain vigilant to cyber threats whilst home working. We have already had occurrences of “phishing” emails with fake OneDrive links trying to get your username and password for illegal purposes! Please report any such attempts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark junk email by pressing the “junk” button in Outlook online (office.com).
Add your photo to your email account so you can be recognized in teams – guidance here
Other things to remember:
- Do not follow links to documents you aren’t expecting (even if it appears to come from a trusted source).
- Bangor has enabled multi factor authentication – if your mobile prompts for the code unexpectantly (when you are not trying to access Office 365 resources) do not choose “approve”! Your password maybe compromised.
- Do not use the same password for other online services.
- Bangor devices are encrypted. Your home computer probably isn’t. Therefore – leave files in the OneDrive and Teams areas – do not download them to your local PC.
- Most applications – teams, OneDrive and email DO NOT require DesktopAnywhere – this should only be used by persons requiring access to very specialist software – this doesn’t apply to most users. Use the web interface – office.com.
- Make sure your computer at home has anti-virus software installed. Microsoft’s Windows defender is free. But remember Windows7 is no longer supported – make sure you are using Windows 10 (or a supported Apple operating system). Keep accepting official Windows and Apple updates as appropriate.
The IT Support team are working from home but feel free to contact us via email@example.com if you have any concerns or need help. We will respond to you as soon we can.