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9. Don’t install unauthorised programs on your work computer

Malicious applications often pose as legitimate programs, like games, tools or even anti-virus software. Malicious code is also commonly found in freeware and shareware found on the internet. Attackers aim to fool you into infecting your computer or network. If you like an application and have a business case for legitimate use, contact the IT Service Desk to look into it for you before installing.