Take Advantage of Your Web Browser
For many people, it has become common practice to simply buy a computer and use its default web browser without once bothering to change its settings; or to download an alternative web browser and, once again, use its default settings. Configuring security/safety settings on a computer's browser makes all the difference in internet security. Simply going into the settings and restricting access to unsecured websites, for example, can mean the difference between a healthy computer and malicious software being installed.
Protect Yourself From Keyloggers
A keylogger is a type of virus whose sole purpose is to record everything one types onto their keyboard. While the most obvious course of action is to protect yourself from viruses in the first place (see above) and then to remove any threats that make their way through your protective measures, it's important to prepare for the worst case scenario. By using our virtual keyboard when logging in, members can be sure that no keylogger can steal their login information, whether their computer may be infected or not.
Keep Your Password Secure Members need to create a secure password and then memorize it.
Do not use the save password feature that is included on many web browsers.
Do not reveal your password to anyone, write it down, or store it on your phone.
Members will need to change their password at least once every 30 days
Make Sure To Never Stay Logged On
It's important to always log out after finishing a session, especially on public computers. If a member's login information is already typed in for those with malicious intentions, things can go awry pretty quickly. Making sure to never accept prompts to save passwords and ensuring one always manually logs out at the end of a session will ensure their information isn't given out so easily.
Keep Your Password Secure And Out Of Sight
A password shouldn't contain any common words or phrases such as one's name or date of birth. Passwords should consist of a jumble of characters and numbers to ensure others cannot simply guess your password to gain entry to your sensitive information. With passwords like this, it can be easy to forget exactly what your password is. For this reason, it should immediately be written down and stored in a safe location such as one's wallet, phone or bedroom drawer.
We take additional security measures to help protect your password and website sessions as well. For instance, we require our members to change their password once every 30 days, keeping your password that much more secure. We also automatically log members out after 15 minutes of activity, ensuring that if one does fail to manually log out, the window of opportunity for others to steal their account is drastically shortened. Don't worry though, we'll display an alert on the page a minute before logging you out, preventing from causing you any unnecessary inconvenience.