Help the Help Desk Help You
Tips on Internet Security
- Never give out financial information such as bank account numbers
or credit card numbers via email.
- If you suspect you have a virus on your computer, call the Help Desk
- If you think you have received a virus in your email, do not open
it; Call the Help Desk right away.
- Do not open attachments from anyone you don't know.
- Do not download programs on your computer from "questionable"
- Do not give out your passwords via email or phone to anyone claiming
to be a company representative.
- Backup your data often on reliable media or a network drive so that
if your computer is corrupted or crashes it can be restored.
- Use "good" passwords, not ones easily guessed or hacked.
Use numbers, letters, and other characters in your password and keep
it secret. Do not write it down and leave it near your workstation.
- When you are shopping on the Internet, you should only deal with
web sites which are supported by SSL technology. A small lock or key
will show in the bottom of your browser window if its SSL encrypted.
This will help protect all data that is transmitted and processed.
Tips on Reducing Spam
- Never use your primary email address on public websites; Use an alias
or free email account for such purposes.
- Never pass on email that makes a request for you to send it to everyone
Make sure they will not share your email address, or opt out if you
- Use email filters to delete the message before it is ever viewed.
For instructions on setting up filters, you can visit the following
Tips on Backing up Files
- Backup your files often. We recommend backing up to at least 2 locations.
- We do not recommend saving files on floppy disks as they are unreliable
and easily corrupted.
- Backup your email files as well as documents in case of virus corruption.