6 Quick Security Tips to Protect Yourself Online
- Use anti-spyware and anti-virus software.
- Don’t open attachments from unknown sources.
- Keep your system up to date with all security patches.
- Use the address bar in your browser to access sites.
- Microsoft Windows user? - Visit the Microsoft Security Site.
- Change your password regularly.
General Security Tips
Tip 1: To help keep your PC secure, consider running:
- Firewall software
- Anti-Virus software
- Anti-Spyware software to check your PC regularly
Tip 2: If you ever receive a questionable e-mail message that contains an attachment, do not open the attachment. If you cannot confirm with the sender that the message is legitimate and that the attachment is safe, delete the message immediately.
Tip 3: Automatic software updates to ensure you have the latest security patches. CommSec recommends you regularly check that you are running the latest version of the software you use to protect your computer from malicious email and web sites on the Internet.
Tip 4: Instead of accessing the CommSec web site through links in emails, we recommend you type "www.comsec.com.au" into your web browser to protect you from CommSec ‘look-a-like’ sites.
Tip 5: If you’re using a Microsoft Windows based PC and you’re unfamiliar with security on the Internet, we recommend you allocate some time to visit Microsoft’s security portal at this address: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security.
Tip 6: By changing your password regularly you reduce the possibility of someone discovering what it is. CommSec recommends changing your password at least every three months.