Security Tips

Password Basics

  • Do not use the same password for all your accounts.
  • Change your passwords frequently.
  • Avoid common passwords like "Password" or "qwerty".
  • Do not create passwords that contain readily known things that are unique to you such as your birthdate or your spouse's name.
  • Use a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols and spaces.

 

Security Basics

  • Use up to date operating systems; and keep your software patches current on your home computers and mobile devices.
  • Use a security suite from a reputable vendor with antivirus and personal firewall capabilities.
  • Use the encryption on your wireless home network.
  • Use the screen lock on your mobile devices.
  • Avoid providing too much personal information on social networking sites.