Tip of the Week:

Revealing Any Personal Information Can Be Dangerous. Don't Include Sensitive Information In Your Usernames.

Including sensitive information in your social media and other online account usernames could inadvertently lead to identity theft. Do not put information such as your age in your username; an identity thief could use this information to derive your date of birth. Similarly, don't reveal to the public maiden names, locations of birth or current addresses.


 

What is Phishing?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, phishing is when “internet fraudsters impersonate a legitimate organization to trick you into giving out your personal information.”

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What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is a situation in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, usually as a method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name.

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What is Password Management?

Your password protects you from unwanted access to your accounts. In combination with your userid, your password verifies who you are and also grants you access to protected resources.

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