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Electronic Information – Online & Email Tips

Type:  Security 
  • Change your PINs and passwords frequently, using a combination of letters and numbers.
  • Make sure email accounts have very strong passwords.
  • If given the option always opt for 2 step authentication.  This would include a password and a security questions or a passcode.
  • Always have a firewall and/or firewall software.
  • You need a good antivirus program such as Symantec’s Norton Antivirus or McAffee VirusSafe.  Remember, keep your antivirus software updated.
  • Never respond to an unsolicited email or website that uses a pop-up asking for personal information.
  • Never send account information or personal information via email or unsecured Web site. Beware of “Phishing” scams.
  • Look for a padlock shaped icon at the bottom of your Web browser – this symbol indicates that your transaction is being encrypted.