PSMail Quick Tip: We recommend the use of anti-virus software on all Internet-connected computers or computers that share information with others. Be sure to keep your anti-virus software up to date! We recommend receiving automatic updates for both the operating system and the antivirus software. Also, make sure you remember to keep your anit-virus turned on.
At PSMail, we are serious about stopping viruses before they get to your PSMailbox. Read more about viruses and about what we do to stop them here.
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PSMail Quick Tip: To understand Email Phishing, think fishing. The bad guys are fishing for your personal and financial information. Don’t reply to requests for such information by email! Read more at What is Phishing?
PSMail Quick Tip: When logging off of your secure PSMailbox or a financial instituion’s website, be sure that you always use the site’s official log-off function instead of just closing your browser’s window. For added security, quit your browser completely after you have logged off.
PSMail Quick Tip: Be sure to encrypt your Wi-Fi. When you install a wireless network, it’s tempting to keep the vendor’s default network name and leave the network unencrypted. But doing so is an open invitation to your neighbors and anyone else within range to help themselves to your Internet connection.
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PSMail Quick Tip: Although it’s convenient to have your computer remember your login and password for various websites, it’s a security risk. At PSMail, we recommend that you always decline that shortcut – especially on secure sites.
PSMail Quick Tip: For added security, don’t use the same password for all of the sites you access. In addition, never store your passwords in the same location as your computer, laptop, or wireless device.