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Additional cyber security protection for Internet access

(10 July 2020)

We are aware of multiple phishing campaigns targeting people from all over the world where fraudsters are using the fear of the Covid-19 outbreak for financial gain. To reduce the risk to staff and students, devices connected to the University network will now benefit from an additional layer of network security. When navigating to a malicious site known for malware, phishing or other malicious content, you will be redirected to a Durham University branded webpage indicating the site has been blocked.

Protection Coverage

If you are on campus using wired or wireless your device will be protected. Users of a managed Windows device who are connected remotely using MDS Remote will also receive the same level of protection.

My page is blocked, what now?

If a page has been blocked, there is no need to worry; it has been blocked for a reason such as hosting malicious content (e.g. phishing, malware). When a page is blocked, you will be taken to a webpage stating “Web Page Blocked”.

If you believe a page has been blocked in error, then please log a call using IT Self-Service so we can investigate.

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