Be wary of free offers via the Internet

By Staff

CU's Office of Information Security is reminding employees to be wary of free or special offers pitched on websites or in e-mails.

"Many viruses come packaged in the form of offers such as a free antivirus program," said Dan Jones, director of information technology security for CU-Boulder and interim chief information security officer for the CU system. "People need to be careful and understand that criminals are using the temptation of something free as a way to steal credit cards or do harm to your computer."

To learn how to stay safe when e-mailing and surfing the Web, go to the CU-Boulder Information Technology Services website: