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Avoiding Online Security Scams

In today’s age of technology, it is important to be increasingly aware of scams regarding our computers, and in turn, patient information.

A common scam found online today allows a malicious user access to your system. The user typically gains access via cold calls and fake warning messages that connect you to a live person trying to access to your system. It is imperative that all staff are aware that companies such as Microsoft will never prompt you to contact them with an ad, or call asking for access to your computer unless you have initiated the contact first.

If you suspect a system in your office has been made vulnerable to a scammer, please contact your local IT immediately to investigate and clean up your system.

Depending on privacy acts in your province you may also be required to report any unauthorized users accessing a Visual-Eyes workstation. Please click HERE for details on how to recognize and avoid potential scams.

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