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To be on the safe side, get rid of your P2P software and get your media only from fully licensed websites like iTunes™ or Real Rhapsody™, or directly from the artist's web page. Visit safecomputing.umich.edu/copyright to learn more about what U-M is doing to educate students on P2P file sharing.
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Correct! Any e-mail which asks you to click a link or e-mail your password should be viewed with suspicion. Visit http://safecomputing.umich.edu/main/phishing_alerts/ for known examples of recent phishing e-mails, or call 764-HELP if you have questions.
An infected computer can also scan the Internet looking for computers that are vulnerable to attack and send them a copy of the virus. (Source: http://www.getsafeonline.org/)
Also, complex passwords take much longer to crack than simple ones–in some cases, millennia. The university recommends using at LEAST nine characters, with numbers, mixed-case letters and punctuation thrown in. And whatever you do, please don't use your UMICH password for any other website!