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Heads up Computing

Heads up computing refers to an attitude you should bring to your use of computers. A heads up attitude means being alert to suspicious activity in your normal use of our computers. For example:

If you notice anything suspicious, please contact a member of the CNG or send email to ``problem''

If you think that your account has been compromised, or you think that the root account has been compromised, don't notify us via email. The intruder might read the email you sent. In this circumstance, please call us or contact us personally.

In general, use common sense. The more familiar you become with what to expect from the computers you use, the more sensitive you'll become to things which aren't right. Combine that with a healthy concern for security, and you'll stand a good chance of averting a serious security incident.


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Del Armstrong
Fri Oct 25 16:31:41 EDT 1996