Most security issues online can be easily prevented with a few basic tips. Follow these tips at GEDDES School Supplies and beyond to keep your personal and financial information safe.
Keeping Your Personal Info Secure
- Log out of your account when you've finished using any e-commerce site, especially if you share a computer with other people. It's also a good idea to delete web browser cookies and temporary internet files when your done surfing the web. These items can store personal and log-in information that could be used accidentally by anyone sitting at your shared computer.
- Never e-mail your credit card or other financial information. Email is not encrypted.
- Never open an email attachment unless you were expecting it and know who sent it. Be especially wary of attachments ending with .exe, .vbs, .bat, .scr, or .pif extensions. Opening these files can install malicious applications on your computer that annoy, spy, or compromise your privacy and personal information.
- Don't use simple passwords like "password" or your name and don't keep your log-in information written in plain sight. Strong user names and passwords are words that cannot be found in a dictionary and use a combination of 6 or more letters and numbers.