Public Computers and Open Networks
On public computers and open wireless networks there is a greater chance that criminals are recording everything you do.
If you have to use an internet cafe, library, or open computing room,
only do simple activities that don't involve typing confidential information.
If you do have to do a financial or other confidential transaction, do not leave any information about
yourself on the computer when you have finished by clearing the browser's History and/or Cache.
Consider changing your password (or other login details) when you get back to a computer that you trust.
If you have a wireless network at
home, make sure WPA security is enabled and use a strong password.
If you have control over your wireless network, consider allowing only
designated computers to access it.
Consider setting up a separate email account (e.g. on Google Mail or Yahoo) to
use when you are travelling.
If you have to leave your computer for any length of time (even if it's in your
office), make sure that the computer locks the screen when it activates the
screen saver or goes to sleep. The screen can then only be unlocked when the username
and/or password are entered.
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