Computer and Online Security Tips

Computer Security

  • Keep your software and operating system updated.
  • Keep your firewall turned on.
  • Don’t click on links or pop-ups that appear suspicious.
  • Take extra caution when using public Wi-Fi.
  • Take extra caution when using a public or shared computer.


Email Security

  • Don’t open attachments, click on links, or respond to emails that come from unknown, suspicious senders.
  • Don’t respond to urgent emails that request personal information.
  • Always log off of your email account when done.


Mobile Security

  • Always put a password on your home screen if it is an option.
  • If selling or purchasing a new phone, always delete all information off the old phone.
  • Don’t store personal information, including IDs and passwords, on your mobile device.
  • Keep the operating system updated.

Online Security

  • Never use your social security number (full or partial) as a user ID or password.
  • Do not use the same user ID and password for multiple sites.
  • Change your passwords regularly.
  • Do not share or write down your passwords.
  • Limit the amount of personal information that is shared through social media sites.
  • Know who your friends are on social media sites.
  • Don’t click on links that are sent from unknown users through social media.