Avoid using USPS computers to charge devices

The Postal Service wants employees to remember that USB ports on work computers shouldn’t be used to charge personal devices. Plugging smartphones, tablets, wearable technology and other gadgets into USPS equipment violates Postal Service policy and puts the organization’s data at risk.

The CyberSafe at USPS team offers the following tips:

  • Use wall outlets in approved areas to charge personal devices.
  • Only plug approved USB devices into Postal Service computers. The CyberSafe at USPS Blue page has a list of approved devices.
  • If you see an unauthorized device plugged into a computer’s USB port, notify the device owner or a supervisor immediately.

To report a cybersecurity incident, call 877-876-2455 or send an email to CyberSafe@usps.gov.

The CyberSafe at USPS sites on Blue and LiteBlue and USPSCyberSafe.com have additional tips and information.

Source: USPS

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