Safety Tips

Safety First 

  • If you suspect your UMmail account has been hacked or just want to make sure it hasn’t, please regularly check your UMMail Last Account Activity record.
  • Click here for more information.

  • Keep your computer updated with the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and be sure to use a good firewall.
  • You need at least 3 components to ensure proper PC security. Click here for more information
  • Get anti-virus software from PTM(Only for UM computers - UM staff)– To make a request, go to UM Helpdesk. Click here
  • Never open an email attachment unless you are POSITIVE about the source.
  • Do NOT download freeware or shareware unless you know it's from a reputable source

Don't wait until you lose hours or even years of work in a single moment:-

  • Make copies of your important information, documents and data on portable media (CD, DVD-ROM, thumb drives and external hard drives are ideal).
  • Store these copies in a separate location.


  • Malware, or malicious software, is hostile, intrusive, or annoying code that includes viruses, spyware, adware, worms, trojan, horses, and other unwanted programs.
  • Malware spreads rapidly and by many different ways: for example,e-mail attachments;infected document files; Web sites that contain hostile code that can infect your computer through vulnerable browsers; and unprotected file shares.
  • To get the most benefit from your antivirus software ensures it is updated regularly and is operating as intended.
  • Be cautious about peer-to-peer sharing networks
  • The goal of a phishing scam is to steal your valuable personal data, such as credit card numbers, passwords, account data, and other information.
  • If you think you've received a phishing e-mail message, do not respond to it.

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Be careful when using Social Networking Websites such as Facebook, Twitter & MySpace.

  • Limit the amount of personal info you post
  • Customize Privacy Option settings & try to limit access
  • Beware of fake pages : these are the sites built by those whose main objective is to steal identity for unlawful financial gains.

Last Updated: 22/03/2018