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Cyber Security Tips


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There are many things you can do to stay safe online and keep your computing devices secure. At the very least, you should be doing the following:


More Tips:


  • REPORT ELECTRONIC ABUSE OR SECURITY INCIDENT:  Notify Ohlone Help Desk about spam or other electronic abuse involving Ohlone systems (particularly of Ohlone Online email addresses ending in If you are reporting spam, please ensure that you forward complete mail headers.

  • MAKE SURE YOUR LOGIN IS SECURE: any time you are entering your username and password, you should see https proceeding the web address. If you don't see that "s" then the login is not secure and any personal information (like username and password) could be obtained by someone with malicious intent.

  • USE A DIFFERENT/STRONG PASSWORD: you should always use a strong password, especially on social media sites where traffic is high and therefore very appealing to hackers. In addition, make sure the password you’re using is unique and you're not using it for other websites. Why? You want to limit security breaches. By using an identical password you’ve made it easier for hackers to access your personal information, because once they’ve figured out your singular password they can access all of your accounts. If someone hacks your Facebook/Twitter account, you don't want them to also be able to gain bank account information or any other personal information.


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If you feel you have been the victim on an Internet based crime you can file a report with the FBI via this link:



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