ITS urges you to help keep your computer safe and your identity protected. Remember, it's your responsibility to keep your computer system patched and your anti-virus and anti-spyware software up-to-date. And when on the Web or using email, do not open unexpected attachments, download suspicious files, or provide your Social Security number or other identifying information in response to an email message (as these are almost always phishing scams, aimed at obtaining your personal information for criminal purposes).
See http://www.nyu.edu/its/security/guidelines.html for ITS' list of recommendations for safer computing, including instructions on how to download your copies of Symantec AntiVirus and LavaSoft Ad-Aware from NYUHome, information about good security habits, and details on how to keep your computer's security features up to date. Also, keep an eye out around campus for information about our Security Awareness Month events in April.