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MSUFCU | Security Center | Computer Security

Keep Your Information Safe

 

New computer viruses are created daily and used to expose security holes in your computer's operating system and software. Viruses can affect your computer's ability to operate correctly and even allow outside sources to access the information stored in your hard drive or in your personal settings, including sensitive personal information.

 

 

Updates are created and issued frequently to protect your computer as new viruses are developed. It is important to install these updates regularly to ensure that your computer is protected.

 

 

Maintain Your Computer's Security


Be sure that your web browser is up-to-date. An updated browser will enhance your web browsing experience and be more secure.

 

An important thing to check is your TLS setting. TLS is a security setting that encypts information on a secure site, ensuring that no third-party can see or interfere with the information transmitted between you and the website you're visiting. TLS 1.0 is becoming quickly outdated with browser support in decline. By updating your TLS settings to TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2, you're staying up-to-date with the latest security protocols.

  • Google Chrome
    • Open Google Chrome
    • Click Alt F and select “Settings”
    • Scroll down and select “Show advanced settings…”
    • Scroll down to the Network section and click on “Change proxy settings…”
    • Select the “Advanced” tab
    • Scroll down to the “Security” section
    • Locate and check “Use TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2”
    • Then, click “OK”
       
  • Internet Explorer
    • Open Internet Explorer
    • Click Alt T and select “Internet Options”
    • Select the “Advanced” tab
    • Scroll down to the “Security” section
    • Locate and check “Use TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2”
    • Then, press the “OK” button
       
  • Firefox
    • Open FireFox
    • Type in “about:config” in the URL bar and press Enter
    • Scroll down to “security.tls.version.max” and press enter
    • Set the value to 3
    • Then, press the “OK” button.
       
  • Safari
    • There are no options for enabling SSL protocols. If you are using Safari version 7 or greater, TLS 1.1 & 1.2 are automatically enabled.
       
  • Edge

 

More quick security tips:

  • Be sure to update your security settings.
     
  • Install anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall protection software.
     
  • Check for updates for your software frequently. Enable automatic updates for your operating system and protection software whenever possible to ensure that your software is updated as the updates are released.
     
  • Don't open email attachments if you don't know what they are. Viruses can send an email that appears to be from a trusted contact when it actually contains a virus meant to compromise your computer.
     
  • Password-protect documents that contain sensitive information, such as account numbers, passwords, and card numbers.

The following software is available to provide protection from viruses, spam, and spyware. Before installing any new software, be sure to back up your data.*

 

Free Products

Comodo Group (personal firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, backup)
AVG  (anti-virus, anti-spyware)
Avast! (anti-virus, anti-spyware)
Microsoft Security Essentials (anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-malware)
Trend-Micro Housecall (free online virus scan)
Ad-Aware (anti-spyware)
Spybot Search & Destroy (anti-spyware)
ZoneAlarm Free (software firewalls)
Outpost Firewall Free (software firewalls)

 

 

Retail Products

These comprehensive internet security suites typically include anti-virus, personal firewall, anti-spam, and privacy control. Be sure to install some additional anti-spyware programs for added security.

McAfee Internet Security Suite 
Norton Internet Security
Trend Micro Internet Security

 

 

Please note: These programs are not supported by MSUFCU. Use these programs at your own risk. Be aware that running these programs may cause minor or serious malfunction of your operating system.

 



 

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