Cyber Tip of the Day - Public Computers - Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Public computers that offer you Internet access are high-risk spaces where your personal and sensitive information can and will get stolen.
Here are some tips to protect yourself:
- Disable “Autocomplete” and “Save Password” features in the browser before you start browsing.
- Consider using private or incognito mode in browsers that makes sure nothing is stored on the public machine.
- Do not use toolbars and don’t click on ads that appear on the sites you visit.
- Be wary of anyone trying to snoop over your shoulder. Avoid entering sensitive information such as credit card numbers or financial details while using public computers.
- Don’t leave your machine unattended while you’re using it.
- Clear the temporary internet files and browsing history when you finish using the public computer.
- Remember to logout of websites when you’re done working. Don’t just close the browser or type another site address in the URL.
- If possible, avoid using public computers such as those in hotel lobbies or public libraries altogether. You never know who’s been using them and what’s on them.
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