October is the month of Halloween events, Oktoberfest – the world’s largest beer festival in the world, but also it is a National CyberSecurity Awareness Month and we are proud to support this program and to help make the Internet safer and more secure for everyone by offering solutions to password related problems.
We’ll support this event also on our social media profiles to spread the word even further and you can do that too, by providing a security tip and hashtag #NCSAM
Here are some security and privacy tips while using public computers & Wi-Fi tip sheet:
Protect your personal information
- Delete your browsing history: Simply use the browser tools available to delete your cookies and history when you are finished using a public computer. This will help to maintain your privacy and keep your information more secure.
- Log out: Anyone can access public computers. Close all browser tabs and log out of your accounts (some computers do this automatically but it is good to confirm). You wouldn’t want just anyone to have access to your personal information and accounts.
- Remember me NOT: Make sure the “remember me” function is not enabled on a public computer.
Practice security for privacy
- Look for the “s”: Make sure sites are security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://”, which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure.
- Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots: To protect your privacy, do not conduct personal transactions on Wi-Fi hotspots or public computers that request sensitive information such as bank account information, home address or your social security number. Wait to conduct these transactions on a private home computer.
Now it is your turn – what will you do this month to support National CyberSecurity Awareness Month?