Protect Your Computer
Download the latest Web Browser
All browsers are susceptible to malware and browser security problems. One the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself from these threats is to ensure your browser is up to date.
Why download the latest browser?
- Surf the web with confidence, knowing you've got the latest security updates.
- Enjoy a faster and better experience with the new browser features.
Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari
Update your Security Software
Security software suites and firewalls are useful tools that can help you maintain a healthy and secure computer. Keeping these up-to date will provide the best experience and protection.
Problem: Viruses and Spyware
Viruses and spyware can take over your system, slow it down and put your data, privacy, Internet accounts and even financial data at risk.
Solution: Antivirus Suite
Antivirus software scans your computer for viruses and deletes them. Additionally, it monitors your computer and incoming email for malicious files and stops them from taking effect.
Problem: Malicious Internet Traffic
Keeping malicious Internet traffic away from your computer is another important way to protect yourself online.
A firewall is the gate keeper between your computer and the Internet. Firewalls control your access to the Internet and, more importantly, the Internet's access to your computer.
Protect Your Mobile Devices
Just like your personal computer, your mobile device needs attention to ensure your information is safe and secure. Take the following actions to secure your mobile devices.
Keep your mobile device OS and applications up to date. For an iPhone® or iPad®, use iTunes or the settings to check for updates. For an Android® mobile device, check your device settings for OS updates. Your device's application store will generally keep you aware of any required application updates.
If your mobile device supports a password or PIN to restrict access, you should use one. This prevents someone being able to access your device without first getting past your PIN or pass code.
If your mobile device supports it, use encryption to protect sensitive information. Your device may also have a wipe function that can be triggered by password failures or remotely if your device is lost or stolen.
Controls on application stores can differ based on your mobile device type and provider. You should only install trusted applications.
Jail breaking or rooting your mobile device can make it more vulnerable to malicious software and may void your warranty.
If your device is lost or stolen, immediately:
- Contact your service provider to stop service.
- Contact TFB to disable text alerts.
Wireless Networking security
Use WPA2 security to protect your wireless network (and avoid the outdated WEP security option). Hide the SSID or network name of your wireless router; this prevents passersby from seeing your network.
On the Road
Connect only to networks you trust and avoid wireless network with no security (such as WPA2). Unprotected wireless data can be intercepted and possibly used to steal your online account information.