When reviewing and accessing confidential information through your smart phone or tablet, please keep in mind that the eRSP system we use is secure but your method of accessing may not be. For instance:
Public Wi-Fi is inherently insecure.
Using your mobile phone network
We consider accessing eRSP and other sites via your mobile phone network, a secure option.
Treat all Wi-Fi links with suspicion
Don’t just assume that the Wi-Fi link is legitimate. It could be a bogus link that has been set up to capture valuable, personal information such as passwords.
Use a VPN (virtual private network)
By using a VPN when you connect to a public Wi-Fi network, you’ll effectively be using a ‘private tunnel’ that encrypts all of your data that passes through the network. This can help to prevent your data from being intercepted.
Don’t text or handle your phone while driving.
Texting while driving is dangerous and illegal in many states. If you must speak on the phone, use a speaker or headset and hands-free controls.
Share location mindfully.
A growing number of apps allow friends to pinpoint each other’s physical location. If you use such a service, be mindful that you could be locating a client’s private home.
Share with care.
Use the same good sense about what you post from your phone as from a computer. Once they’re posted, text, photos, and video are tough to take back, can be copied and pasted elsewhere, and are up there pretty much forever. Think about the people in them (including you!). Reputations are at stake.