General Security Guidelines

The Police appeal to members of the public to take the following precautions:

(i) Email and password security

  • Safeguard personal data, including personal and commercial email¬†¬† accounts, to prevent from being stolen by culprits and cause losses;
  • Set proper passwords and change them regularly;
  • Do not use computers prone to attack by hackers to log in email account, use instant messaging software and e-banking, or carry out other operations involving sensitive data;
  • Do not download attachments of suspicious origin or nature;

(ii) Computer system security

  • Use genuine software;
  • Update software with patches provided by software developers;
  • Install and turn on firewall and intrusion detection system;
  • Update virus and spyware definition files;
  • Use anti-virus software to scan computers regularly;
  • Do not download software of suspicious origin or nature.