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3 Crucial Internet Safety Tips to Know as a College Student

Internet Safety Tips

Over the years the innovations in technology have increased dramatically. Now we have smart phones, smart computers, smart watches and even every technological creature has become smart. Since the last few years, the cyber space technology rises in no time than ever before. Ultimately, people are more up to date and full of information regarding any particular subject having the fast and sharp internet connectivity with their tech-devices. Let’s do some brain storming, the cyber space is covering every aspect of life and the world lies on the fingertips of the very individual user. Resultantly, a new kind of evil we are facing; cyber security issues and crimes.

There are plenty of internet security threats and the month of October is a National Cyber Security Awareness. The current year 2017 is the year of cyber security attacks. Monstrous Ransomware cyber-attacks were done by cyber criminals and the world security has once fallen this year.

Therefore, every individual should know crucial internet safety tips in order to save their electronic devices, to prevent online scams, cyber-attacks and from scammers. Here are three internet safety tips that every college student should know:

Keep Your Devices closer & use strong Password

Students, especially college students share the workplace with their friends and also sometimes share communal areas on campus. It means that your device could be accessed by anyone and anytime. You may be thinking, “What stupidity am i saying here?” But let’s think for a while, you are at the airport, railway station or somewhere else, and then you want to leave your cell phone or device for public use? The user should keep his/her device protected with the password and don’t ever share it with anyone. Don’t speak of your password to anyone, and don’t use the obvious things while putting a password on your device. An obvious password can be hacked by hackers. Therefore, don’t use the password such as the combination of your date of birth, day and month. Always protect your device by using the upper case, lower case, numbers and letters as well as symbols. Students should use different passwords for different websites. It will really help you out to protect your device from all kind of cyber dangers. The best way is to use the password manager–software which creates, arrange and remember your all passwords.

Read Also: 10 Smartphone Apps Every Student Must Have

Use Two Steps & Don’t Go Phishing

The best way is to only consider websites which enables you to store your information using two step authentications. According to google, 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication) add an extra layer of security to your account. You sign in with something you know (your password) and something you have (a code sent to your phone). It is obvious that some fraud may want to get their hands on your online money which you have saved in your accounts. Don’t ever think about sharing your security pin or anything else on your phone with anyone. Because some hackers and scammers show you the same thing online and pretend to be genuine bank officials. That’s why you don’t share your sensitive information without any confirmation as well as on the online world.

Stay connected & create data back up

The young college students who are more tech-savvy than their previous generations should increase the awareness among people regarding the security threats of using the internet. Tell the people how they can prevent all kinds of cyber-attacks and teach them how to do safer and successful online activities. Before making a click on a link, first of all, confirm the link. Make sure that all the security measures are taken up to the mark. When you are going to access a website, always go for the website which starts with https.  If you have saved confidential and sensitive data in your devices, then create data backup with the help of data back-up apps. It is very important since we have awareness about the cyber ransom ware attacks. These kinds of evils may hack your machine or device and then demand money. Make sure that your data have a strong back-up which helps you out in difficult times.

 

Author Bio

Angela is serving as senior editor and analyst at TheOneSpy monitoring app. She has tremendous expertise in kids monitoring, employee monitoring, business management, and business security. The series of published articles on global forums are the testimonies that she is expressive and can naturally convince readers through her creative works. Follow her on twitter @LatestTechBlog

 

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