Online Safety Tips

  • Use up-to-date anti-virus software.
  • Do not open emails from unknown sources.
  • Use hard-to-guess passphrases
  • Protect your computer files with a firewall
  • Don't share your computer with strangers - "peer-to-peer file sharing."
  • Update your computer's operating system and applications regularly.
  • Shut down your computer when you're not using it.
  • Use instant messengers and chat apps wisely.
  • Make sure you know what to do in the event of a computer infection.
  • Regularly back up your computer data.
  • Use encryption products to protect your personal information and files on your computer.
  • Take advantage of security features in wireless access points.