Randolph County Employee Resources
Please use the links below to access your County email and the Employee
If accessing from PUBLIC COMPUTER please read the safety tips below.
Staying safe online ~
for using a public computer - from Microsoft.com
Public computers in libraries,
Internet cafes, airports, and copy shops can be safe if you
follow a few simple rules when you use them.
tips to help keep your work, personal, or financial information
- Don't save your logon information
out of websites by clicking "log out" on the site. It's not
enough to simply close the browser window or type in another
Many programs (especially social networking
websites, web mail, and instant messenger programs) include
automatic login features that will save your user name and
password. Disable this option so no one can log in as you.
- Don't leave the computer unattended with sensitive
information on the screen
If you have to leave the public
computer, log out of all programs and close all windows that
might display sensitive information.
- Erase your
Internet Explorer offers InPrivate browsing that
leaves no trace of specific web activity. For more information,
see Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 help.
Internet Explorer also keeps a record of your passwords and
every page you visit, even after you've closed them and logged
Disable the feature that stores passwords
Before you go to the web, turn off the Internet Explorer feature
that "remembers" your passwords.
- In Internet Explorer, click Tools , and then click
- Click the Content tab, and then click
Settings, next to AutoComplete.
- Click to clear the check box for User names on passwords and forms.
- Watch for over-the-shoulder snoops
When you use a public computer, be on the look out for thieves who look over your shoulder or watch as you enter sensitive passwords to collect your information.
- Don't enter sensitive information into a public computer
These measures provide some protection against casual hackers who use a public computer after you have.
But keep in mind that an industrious thief might have installed sophisticated software on the public computer that records every keystroke and then emails that information back to the thief.
Then it doesn't matter if you haven't saved your information or if you've erased your tracks. They still have access to this information.
If you really want to be safe, avoid typing your credit card number or any other financial or otherwise sensitive information into any public computer.