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post Jan 2 2011, 12:09 PM
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5 Simple Tips to Improve Account Security

Please read and follow the tips below to ensure your privacy online.

1. Never share your login credentials (email address and password) with anyone. Even if you share it with your best friend in the whole wide world, as soon as you do so you have given up control of the information.

2. Passwords are meant for security, not convenience. Use one that is made up of random letters and numbers; never use real words or names as there are bot programs that can break these in no time. Here are some examples:
apple123 – weak
Ap1p2l3 – medium
aP32ple1 – strong

3. Don’t recycle or reuse passwords. Don’t use the same password on multiple sites, and NEVER use the same password for your email that you use anywhere else. Once someone gets into your email they pretty much pwn your life.

4. Never enter your login credentials anywhere other than the PixelMine login page. Any person or site who claims they need your Pixelmine login info for ANY reason is phishing. If you DO give it out, change it immediately.

5. Make sure everything is up to date:
Operating System
Web Browser
Adobe Flash Player (here) and Adobe Reader (here)
Browser’s phishing filter

Phishing filters are a type of program that checks the websites you may visit against a database of legitimate and phishing websites. These filters will then alert you if the website you are about to visit is a known phishing website or if the website might pose a potential security risk.
Many of the latest versions of the more common web browsers have a phishing filter built in—Internet Explorer and FireFox included. We encourage you to keep these filters enabled to ensure a more secure browsing experience.
For Internet Explorer (version IE7 and later):
Open Internet Explorer.
Click on the Tools button, click on Phishing Filter, and then click on Turn on Automatic Website Checking. (If the menu lists Turn off Automatic Website Checking instead, this means the phishing filter is already enabled.)
When the pop-up window appears, ensure that the Turn on Automatic Website Checking option is checked and click "Ok."

For FireFox (version 2 and later):
Open FireFox.
Click on Tools, click on Options, and then click on Security.
Ensure that Warn me when sites try to install add-ons, Block reported attack sites, and Block reported web forgeries are all checked.
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