Protect Yourself Online
Safe computing helps:
- Protect individual privacy.
- Prevent identity theft.
- Protect computers and files from being corrupted or lost.
Report and delete emails phishing for account numbers, NetIDs, and passwords to protect against identity theft.
MSU or other reputable organizations will NEVER send emails requesting your NetID/account and password combination.
If you think you've compromised your MSU NetID, immediately change your password at netid.msu.edu. Call IT Services Support at (517) 432-6200 if you need additional assistance.
Learn more about phishing.
Create a strong password using eight or more characters and containing uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
Make sure to password protect mobile devices, computer, routers and network connections. Don't share your passwords with anyone, including your parents or roommates.
Learn more about strong passwords.
Don't share copyrighted files you don't own the copyright or license to do so (like music and movies) to protect against file sharing risks.
Uninstall file sharing programs, which could lead to inadvertent file sharing and viruses.