10 Quick Internet Security Do’s and Don’ts

Internet Security Do’s and Donts Tips

Do’s

1. While you are banking, shopping or paying your bills online, check if the website’s URL begins with ‘https’ and that it has the padlock icon near it. This indicates that the connection is secure.

2. When creating passwords go for unique and hard to guess passwords. Never keep the same password for different online accounts. It is best to have a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters and numbers.

3. Only use your primary email address to stay in touch with people you know or are acquainted with

4. With the increase of ransom ware attacks it is now even more important that you regularly create back ups of your important files. Try to store these backups on external hard drives such as an external SSD drive. You can also use a trusted cloud-based backup service.

5. Use antivirus software

Don’t’s

1. Do not download files or programs from sites you don’t know or trust.

2. Do not use easily detectable passwords on your computer, such as name, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.

3. Do not use the same passwords for all your files.

4. Do not keep your backup information in the same place with your PC. In case an unforeseen situation may appear where your computer is located, you have the certainty that your backup data is safe in a different location.

5. Avoid making your personal information public on social media sites and the internet in general.

 

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CBIT Tech Tips

Tip 1

Always try to restart your computer – sometimes the gremlins just need a good old fashioned kick start to get
the bugs out.
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It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Tip 2

Regularly check your operating system – you wouldn’t go for a long drive without checking your water and oil levels
in you car...so why wouldn’t you check your computers equivalent too.
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It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Tip 3

“My Computer is too slow...” something that we can guarantee that everyone has said at least once...although verifying
that it is in actual fact the machine which is causing problems is another matter. Some people can mistakenly identify
a slow system as the problem, when it is not actually the computer, but the broadband connection.
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It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Tip 4

Don’t use an unprotected computer. When you access sensitive information from a nonsecure computer, like one in an Internet café or a shared machine at home, you put the information you’re viewing at risk. Make sure your computer is running the latest approved security patches and antivirus definitions.
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Don’t use an unprotected computer. When you access sensitive information from a nonsecure computer, like one in an Internet café or a shared machine at home, you put the information you’re viewing at risk. Make sure your computer is running the latest approved security patches and antivirus definitions.

Tip 5

Don’t be tricked into giving away confidential information. Don’t respond to emails or phone calls requesting confidential company information.
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Don’t be tricked into giving away confidential information. Don’t respond to emails or phone calls requesting confidential company information.