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Digital Security and Online Safety

Angelo State University is working hard to protect its users from online threats, but we all must do our part to help make the internet more safe and secure.

Potential Threats


Phishing is usually an attempt to deceive you into thinking a legitimate organization is requesting information from you in order to gain access to personal or sensitive information.


You can pick up a virus and other malware from attachments in emails, messages, websites, and other untrusted sources. If you are not protected, once infected, viruses can spread to other devices.

Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name or personal information, like Social Security, driver’s license, credit card, or telephone number, without permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.

Tips to Stay Safe