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5/26/13

If you think your UBIT account has been been hacked, send an email to the CIT Help Desk.

5/26/13

If you think you have been phished, you should immediately take steps to resolve your security risks.

11/14/13

If your ResNet-connected computer is infected with a trojan or virus, it represents a security threat to the UB network. You will receive a letter from the Security Incident Response Team, and be required to fix the issue before reconnecting.

5/26/13

Chances are, it does, and information about you is being transmitted to an external entity without your knowledge or consent. Identity theft is frequently linked to the presence of file sharing programs on computers.

5/26/13

Downloading files puts you at risk personally if you are found to possess copyrighted material that you have not obtained legally. It may also result in harm to your system if you download a malicious computer program disguised as a movie or other media.

5/26/13

It is not against the law or campus policies to use peer-to-peer file-sharing programs or to swap materials that are not copyright-protected. It is against the rules to download and/or distribute copyright-protected material. If you are using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program, make sure that you are not "serving" copyright-protected materials to the world.

5/26/13

There is a great deal of debate about the DMCA and copyright law in the digital age. If you disagree with the law, learn more about it and become involved in trying to change the law.

5/26/13

The distribution of copyrighted material from your computer, including music, games, and videos, for which you do not have the owner's permission is a violation of federal law (DMCA) and University policy. A purpose of copyright law, including the DMCA, is to encourage creative work by giving creators exclusive rights (with some limits) to distribute their products.

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