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Computer Security


ASU Information Technology will never ask for your password in an email.

However, there will be times when legitimate messages must be sent to inform our email users of various issues. These may include password expiration notices, inactive account removal, or cases of account abuse. If you are ever in doubt about the legitimacy of an email, call the Technology Service Center at 325-942-2911.

Why can’t ASU stop these emails?

Even though ASU stops thousands of phishing attempts, spam emails, and virus infected messages every day, the methods scammers use change very quickly and we must be careful not to implement filtering which may block otherwise legitimate email.

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Security News

  • Meltdown and Spectres, oh my!

    Two computer vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown, allow hackers to read the memory on your computer and see what information is being processed or used.

Working Remotely

Working from home? Whether using ASU-owned or personal equipment, here are some Online Safety Tips for Working Remotely.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Students, faculty and staff can install Microsoft Security Essentials software for free on their personal computers.

This software is for home use only.


To protect your computer and your online accounts, a strong password is your first line of defense. Learn more about ASU’s password requirements and guidelines.

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Online Storage Security FAQ

This FAQ guide offers answers to the most common storage security questions.

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