The University of Akron will never e-mail you and ask you to disclose or verify your UA password. If you receive a suspicious e-mail with a link to update your account information, do not click on the link--instead, report the e-mail to The University of Akron for investigation.
All of these tools are free to download for personal use. Your University provided computer will already have antivirus software installed.
Windows Operating Systems:
Macintosh Operating Systems:
Windows Software Inspector:
- Secunia Personal Software Inspector is a nice tool to make sure your computer software is up to date and free of security issues. This is a complementary program to antivirus tools.
- KeePass password safe KeePass is a portable password manager for PC (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X), with ports available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and more
- Gnu GPG with documentation GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories.