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Sensitive Data Can Become Vulnerable When Accessed Through Public Computers. Never Access Workplace Information In These Locations.

Whether you are in a café or a hotel's business center, the computers you use may not be secured properly. The computers in these public centers may be infected with malicious software or could otherwise have serious security vulnerabilities. You may even accidentally leave confidential or sensitive information on the computer after you're done. Only use your own computer when you need to work away from the office.

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Phishing

According to the Federal Trade Commission, phishing is when “internet fraudsters impersonate a legitimate organization to trick you into giving out your personal information.”

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Malware

Short for "malicious software," malware is hostile or intrusive software used by hackers to gain access to and retrieve sensitive information from personal computer, phones, and mobile devices.

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Password Security

Password Security is an important procedure in ensuring your online security. Click the link below to view some of the different steps involved in protecting and selecting the password.

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Identity Protection

Identity theft is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, in order to impersonate someone else. Click Below for important steps to protect yourself.

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