FIGHT THE PHISH - INTERNET SECURITY AT WORK OR SCHOOL
A. Defend your computer.
- Strengthen your computer’s defenses. Keep all software current with automatic updating (or follow the directions of IT staff). Never turn off your firewall.
- Don’t be tricked into downloading malicious software. Stop and think before you open attachments or click links in unusual email, text or instant messages, on social networks, or in random pop-up windows.
B. Protect your financial assets.
- Don’t put confidential information in email instant, or text messages.
- Beware of scams. Never give information like an account number or password in response to a phone call, email, or other online request.
- For the most sensitive transactions – Automated payments, payroll, and banking transactions, consider using a dedicated computer not used for email or web browsing.
C. Create strong passwords and keep them private
- Lock devices and online accounts with strong passwords or PINs. Strong passwords are long phrases or sentences and mix capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Don’t disclose passwords or PINs to anyone.
- Use different passwords for different accounts and change frequently.
D. Guard BPS data when you're on the go.
- Treat all public Wi-Fi networks as a security risk.
- Choose the most secure option even if you must pay for it.
- Encrypt all confidential data on smartphones, laptops, flash drives and other portable devices
- Use Flash drives carefully. Don’t put any unknown flash drive in your computer, or open files that are not familiar