SAFE BROWSING HABITS
Uniguest computers are secure, block dangerous websites, and remove all user data after every session so that your information is protected during and after each use. However, there are further steps you can take to protect your personal information.
Here are a few tips to ensure your safety:
• Never provide information, click links, or download attachments in response to emails from people that you don’t know, or emails you aren’t expecting.
• Never provide passwords, credit card numbers, or banking information via email.
• If an email contains a button linking to a website, you can preview the link address to check whether it matches where you expect to be taken. Use the mouse cursor to hover over the button. Or, right-click it, copy the link address and paste it into a text pad.
• If you receive an email from your bank requesting information, access its website directly via a browser rather than using the link provided in the email. Or, give them a call using the phone number on your card.
• When making a payment on a website, the link in the address bar of your web browser should always begin with “https” or have a closed lock icon. This indicates the transaction is being conducted over a secure connection.
• Be careful to check the link carefully for any typing errors or unfamiliar aspects. Sometimes, phishing websites may look identical to the authentic site, but have a slightly different link address.
• If you are concerned about a website’s authenticity, do a web search for the website, use a link from the results, and avoid clicking on advertisements.
Most importantly, stay alert and trust your instincts! Even with the availability of secure computing environments, it is still beneficial to be aware of how you are interacting within these environments, and the extent of their coverage.
Johnny Poe, UCrew
Tier III Technical Lead