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Hackers have Georgia's universities and colleges checking security

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - After hackers let University of Georgia officials know their computer security was vulnerable, the university system implemented new security policies.

Hackers recently accessed only dummy computer pages, but it was a wake up call for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. Since then the universities and colleges and their network of libraries have implemented new policies. At Darton College, their information technology department has made sure their system is secure.

"We keep up with our antivirus and are constantly looking for trojans. That's been a problem lately with the email programs sending attachments if they're not careful they can open up trojans and viruses," said Margaret Bragg, Darton College Chief Information Officer.

Darton College also uses firewalls and antivirus software to catch viruses that might look to steal private information. The college recently updated security measures for several departments.

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