Follow the personal computer safety recommendations:
Always lock your computer if you’re leaving it.
Set up an automated lockout after 5 minutes of inactivity.
Always turn off your computer when you have finished using it.
Do not access your account from public computers. If you must use one, follow these public computer safety recommendations:
Use the virtual keyboard at the login to avoid having your keystrokes captured
Always log out after accessing your account
Never leave the computer unattended while logged in
Clear the browser cache after logoff
Do not share files unless necessary. Disable the Windows file and printer sharing features if possible. If you decide to use these, make sure that you configure the access permissions with strong passwords, and only share them with specific users.
Turn on your pop-up blocker and set the filter to the highest possible level. Add the LYNX website to your list of “trusted” sites either permanently or temporarily while using the site.
Regularly check for security updates and patches for your operating system and make sure your browser is up to date.
Delete e-mails that don’t originate from a trusted source as they may contain harmful attachments or links. Disable the “preview pane” in your e-mail system as this function may allow malicious code to be executed even if an e-mail remains unopened.
Password Safety Measures
Use long passwords (the maximum number of characters possible is recommended)
Use complex passwords containing upper cases, lower cases, numbers and special characters
Use multi factor authentication (MFA) whenever possible
Do not use simple or duplicate alphabetic and numeric sequences
Do not use passwords containing or based on personal information
Do not share your password with anyone
Do not use the same password for multiple systems
Do not re-use passwords that you have used elsewhere or that you have used in the past
Do not leave notes on your monitor, keyboard or desk to help you remember passwords
Disable application features to automatically log in or pre-fill username or password fields
Wi-Fi and Home Network Safety Measures
Make sure your Wi-Fi connection is secured and password protected
Avoid using public Wi-Fi’s
If possible, use a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) from a trusted provider
Security Software Safety Measures
We recommend that you install and properly configure a software Internet firewall
We recommend that you use anti-virus and/or anti-malware software to identify and eliminate malicious programs/code/attacks in real-time (may need to be enabled) and make sure you update it regularly
We recommend that you use web-protection software (often included in the anti-virus and/or anti-malware software to stay safe online
We recommend you use anti-spyware software to detect and remove spyware programs
We recommend you use a password manager for the complex passwords (note: it is important that the password manager is secured adequately, preferably using multi factor authentication, and is provided by a reputable source)
Account Safety Measures
Monitoring: Regularly check your account balances and report suspicious activities to LYNX.
Maintenance: If we detect unusual or suspicious activity relating to your account, being able to contact you is essential. You should always ensure that the contact information you have provided us are current and accurate.
Please note: The valuation of financial instruments may fluctuate, and, as a result, investors may lose more than their original investment.
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