Dangers of shared computers

Do you use a computer that is shared by multiple people? You may be at increased risk of using a machine that has malware.

Though you may be cautious online by visiting only sites you know are legitimate, not opening phishing emails, and not plugging in flash drives picked up off the street, others using that system may not. When you use a system that is shared among many people, you are relying on the good security habits of everyone in the group. One person making a poor security decision can mean any account you sign-on to online or any document anyone works on may be compromised. You’re best option is to only use shared computers when you need to and only for general internet browsing. Stay away from accounts you have to sign-in to, viewing emails, or working on sensitive projects.