Security and Virus Information



  • We recommend you click the link below to view the UCCS policy on email. Among other things, it prohibits the use of email for monetary gain. Using email to advertise items or services for rent or sale is not allowed.
  • Viruses are sent through email as attachments. Therefore, any time you receive an attachment, you should be aware of the danger. If the sender is unknown to you, you should never open the attachment. Even if it's from a known user, question whether the person is likely to be sending you an attachment. If you're not certain, contact the user prior to opening the attachment. It's possible that someone has stolen the sender's information and using it to send viruses. Generally, clicking on the email message and deleting it will not release the virus.
  • Most (but not all) warnings about viruses are hoaxes. Before forwarding the email to others, check the internet first. The link below is a good resource but there are many hoax-buster websites. Typical things on hoax emails include worst virus ever, erases your entire hard drive, send this to everyone in your address book, and they like to include well-known names like Microsoft, IBM, McAfee, etc. to make the email appear legitimate.
  • Phishing is another hazard with email. People send out emails in an attempt to get your personal information for identity theft. Never reply to an email asking for personal information. Reputable companies do not request information via email. If in doubt, contact the company by phone or an email address gotten from their website.
  • If you believe you have evidence of email abuse, please contact Chris Wiggins at 719-255-3826.