With the growing use of social media tools like Facebook, Yammer and YouTube in the workplace as well as in the classroom, check out these best practices and guidelines on how to properly use these tools and to protect yourself as well as the university.
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Hackers may try to figure out your passwords to gain access to your personal and/or work-related information. Incorporate these tactics in order to make it harder for them to break your passwords:
- Keep passwords in a secure place and do not share them on the Internet, over e-mail, or on the phone.
- Use passwords that have at least eight characters in length and include numbers or symbols. The longer the password, the tougher it is to break.
- Don’t use your personal information, especially information shared on a social networking site like Facebook, or your login name as a password.
- Change your passwords on a regular basis. A best practice is every 90 days.
- Don’t use the same password for each online account you access.
Did You Know? 1 in 3 workers write down their computer password and leave it where others can see it, undermining their security.
The Piratedrive is a 40GB folder that resides on the ECU network for storage. Every faculty, staff, and student has a personal folder, and departments have the option to create departmental folders. Secure and backed up daily, the Piratedrive has many uses and advantages. Learn more about the convenience of using your Piratedrive folder.