Below are five basic security tips to remember because let’s face it, how well can you trust anyone these days?

1.       If you don’t understand the warning message, say no and consult the UTC HelpDesk. It’s easier to go back and say yes if you need to, than be sorry and have to rebuild your machine.

2.      Certificates: If you don’t understand a website certificate message, say no and consult the UTC  HelpDesk. It is easier to go back and say yes if you need to, than be sorry and have to rebuild your credit.

3.      Antivirus: Running antivirus does not slow your computer down nearly as much as a virus does.

4.      Back-up: Backing up your data may seem like a waste of time —  until you spill coffee all over your laptop.

5.      Passwords: Writing down your password around your desk is about as secure as leaving a $100 bill lying on the dashboard of your car. Don’t do it!

UTC HelpDesk may be contacted by calling  4000  on campus or email helpdesk@utc.edu