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Get a Computer Security Reality Check

Get a reality check about your digital security and personal information; learn how to protect yourself when it comes to mobile devices, secure passwords, phishing scams, and more with help from Northwestern IT and a host of security resources that are right at your fingertips.

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Mobile Device Locks

Small image of Reality Check poster showing a hurrying middle-eastern girl carrying many bags. In the background is a table where she has left behind her smartphone. Text: Unlocking my phone just takes too long. Reality Check.

Social Network Security

Small image of Reality Check poster showing two girls looking at thier smartphones with people dancing in the background. Text: Your best friend liked the pictures from that wild party. Your boss didn’t. Reality Check.

Password Security

Small image of Reality Check poster showing a brunette caucasian boy wearing a football jersey and holding a laptop. He is thinking about a football, and several silhouetted figures in the background with smartphones and laptops are thinking about the same football. Text: Setting Football! as my password is easy to remember. Reality Check.

Peer-to-Peer Networks

Small image of Reality Check poster showing a lounging African-American boy with headphones watching a movie on a laptop and eating popcorn. Text: Sharing movies on P2P networks is totally free! Reality Check.

Software Updates

Small image of Reality Check poster showing a seated blonde caucasian girl wearing outdated 1970s clothing and working on a laptop. Text: I update my computer as often as I update my wardrobe. Reality Check.

Links in Phishing E-mails

Small image of Reality Check poster showing a seated asian boy looking at a desktop computer screen. In the background is the text of a suspicious e-mail requesting that he log in to his bank account or it will be terminated. Text: I'm sure this link goes to my bank, links don't lie. Reality Check.

Last Updated: 19 April 2017

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