Whether it was an email, a Facebook post, a tweet or a text. There was a link...and you clicked it. Maybe the link led to a malware site that affected your computer, or it led to a site that looked like your email log in screen, your bank's website or another portal log in. Regardless of the site, after you entered your credentials and nothing happened, you were concerned. "Did I just do something wrong?"
Like so many of us, you came to the realization that you are a clickaholic. Clickaholics enjoy active online lives, but have grown so comfortable with "clicking" that they no longer recognize the danger signs. The condition is serious, but there is help. Follow the 12 step program that will be unveiled during the month of October during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and visit the helpful links below to keep your information, and yourself, safe and secure online.
BearAware is Baylor University's cybersecurity awareness initiative. Throughout the year, Information Technology Services keeps the Baylor community up to date on the latest information security threats through quarterly campus newsletters, our @BearAware twitter account and the BearAware Facebook page. When information security issues arise, BearAware alerts are distributed campus-wide by email and through social media. The goal of our initiative is to keep the Baylor community informed about the latest cybersecurity threats so that both personal and university information resources remain secure.
Reviewed February 27, 2014