Policies & Guidelines

As a member of the HKUST community, you are responsible for the security and protection of electronic information resources over which you have control. All users are expected to observe acceptable standards of behavior in using the University's computing and network services.

Before using HKUST information technology resources, carefully read:

As a good netizen, you should take good care of your computer by adopting the following recommended practices:

  • Install anti-virus software with frequent or automatic update of virus signatures
  • Always apply latest operating system patches, e.g. via MS Windows Update utility
  • Guard against Internet hacking by enabling a personal firewall on your computer

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You are also reminded to:

  • Beware of copyright infringement over the Internet, e.g. never download or distribute licensed songs or music without author's permission
  • Be considerate in using network resources, avoid prolonged sizeable data transmission