ONLINE SECURITY

This document is provided to users of this website for general information purposes only. No reliance should be placed on the information or advice contained herein. You are responsible for your computer’s security.
 

PROTECTING YOUR COMPUTER
  • Install and activate security software on your computer (ensure it includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and anti-spam filter).
  • Run regular scans of your computer for viruses.
  • Update your security software regularly to ensure you are always running the current version (this is often able to be set to ‘Automatic’ during installation).
  • Check your internet browser’s security settings for ways to make your browsing more secure
  • Do not open email attachments or click on hyperlinks in emails if you do not know the sender
  • Only download documents/files/images etc from reputable internet sites
  • Be wary when exchanging files with colleagues or friends

 

PROTECTING YOUR MONEY
  • NEVER provide PIN numbers for bank accounts or credit cards electronically. Banks do not request you to confirm these details through emails or online.
  • NEVER provide PIN numbers for bank accounts or credit cards to others.

 

PROTECTING YOUR PASSWORD
  • Make your password as secure as possible (eg use a combination of alpha-numeric characters, upper case and lower case letters etc, eg 5ecur1tY, BadB0y27)
  • Avoid using your or family members’ names
  • Avoid using obvious words (eg password)!
  • NEVER share your password with anyone
  • NEVER send your password via email
  • NEVER select ‘Remember Password’ (deactivate remembering usernames and passwords in Autocomplete settings of your internet options)

 
If you are unsure of how to protect your computer, contact an appropriately qualified internet or computer technician.

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