It’s important that you keep your Mighty Ape account information safe and prevent other people from gaining access to your account and information. Phishing scams, malware and data-breaches are an issue globally and we all have a responsibility to be vigilant and follow simple steps to protect our online safety.
Choose a unique password. We strongly recommend using a different password for Mighty Ape than for other websites you access. This will ensure your Mighty Ape account is safe should another website’s security systems be breached. Please take this seriously.
Choose a difficult password. Your password should be at least 8 characters long and contain a combination of letters and numbers. A mixture of upper and lower case letters plus symbols (e.g. %&#$) will make your password even more difficult to guess or be compromised in a brute force attack.
Do not share your password. Your Mighty Ape password should not be shared with other people. If you share your password with others they will be able to login without your permission.
Be wary of suspicious emails. If you receive a Mighty Ape branded email that is unusual or doesn’t look quite right, make sure you do not click on any link or attachment contained in the email, do not reply to the email, and report the email to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Update your OS. You should make sure that your computer is running the latest version of its operation system (e.g. Windows) and that the latest security updates have been installed. If you use Windows click here. If you use Apple OS X click here.
Update your anti-virus software. If you run anti-virus software make sure this is updated and then run a full scan on your computer.
If you don't currently run anti-virus software here are some free tools you can try:
- AVG (PC & Mac)
- AVAST (PC & Mac)
- Panda Security (PC)
- Microsoft Security Essentials (PC – Windows 7 only)
Update your browser. You should make sure you are running the latest version of your internet browser.
- Apple Safari (Safari is automatically updated when you update Mac OS)
- Google Chrome (learn how to update Chrome here)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer (learn how to update IE here)
- Mozilla Firefox (learn how to update Firefox here)
- Opera (learn how to update Opera here)
If you have any questions about keeping your Mighty Ape account safe please contact us.