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Posted: 11/13/2018 11:09:00 AM

5 Email Security Tips

Email and computers are a potential gateway for hackers, viruses, and other impropriety.  Here are 5 quick tips to help you stay safe and secure.

  1. Stay watchful and cautious.

It’s easy for an unauthorized person to email you and pretend to be a vendor or business partner. Be cautious and double-check before responding to sensitive requests.

  1. Do not reuse passwords.

Using one password for all of your accounts is a mistake.  You should also have an entirely unique password for each of your accounts.

  1. Change your passwords regularly.

Changing your passwords regularly will help to reduce the risk of your password falling into the wrong hands over time.

  1. Beware of phishing scams.

Hackers will imitate and impersonate high-profile websites (e.g., eBay, Amazon, Facebook, etc.) and say that they’re experiencing trouble with your account; all you have to do to fix it is to send them your username and password to verify your authenticity.  Watch out for these scams!

  1. If you see something, say something.

Most importantly, report any suspicious behavior to the TCC IT Help Desk.