Security Tip of the Week!

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ID-100234288 Tip #3: Be Careful What Network You Join! • Avoid doing anything confidential on a public network; this includes airports, coffee shops, and fast food restaurants. The reason for this is you have no administration over the computer, so you have no idea who has access to your information. • Because of the lack of security on open networks, hackers can actually scan the plaintext traffic from the network used and can analyze and steal your passwords. • Some scammers will actually set up a fake “Free Wifi” network in order to draw people into their networks and will then record every task you do on the network and steal all of your data. In general, it is best to use a secure, private network when accessing important information. Public networks can be used for basic tasks but you should never enter any vital login information.