CyberCrime and Survival Tips



Cyber Crime

  • If the message says: send to this many people its SPAM. Don’t send it.
  • Your password and username is your identity! You can’t possibly share it.
  • Is your computer saying the file cannot be trusted? Do not execute the file, trust your computer.
  • If the website promise to protect and make your computer faster, it’s a trap. Do not install the application. Just call IT.
  • Is your computer slower than expected?  Call IT, it could be a virus.

Cybercrime Survival Tips:

  • Use your common sense - If it looks too good to be true... it probably is
  • Inspect links before clicking - Banks will never request your password via email.
  • Don’t open email or attachments from untrusted sources - Always be suspicious when opening emails and their attachments.
  • Create strong and unique passwords - Enable passwords on all your devices: laptops, mobile phones and tablets.
  • Protect your data - Back-up and protect your valuable data. Always put your important files or documents in FILR. Call IT for assistance.
  • Log off - Do NOT check ‘Keep Me Logged In’ or ‘Remember Me’
  • Be cautious when using Bluetooth & Wi-Fi - Only turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you need