TechInAfrica – According to TechWeez, Google has delivered its top cybersecurity tips for online users as part of its “Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart” campaign.
Google Country Director for Kenya, Agnes Gathaiya, says that the company has increased its efforts to raise awareness about insecurities and enable audiences with tools and resources to bring online safety for users— particularly kids because they are the most vulnerable.
Here are Google’s 10 safety tips to keep in mind when you’re online:
- Always make sure that you have updated software across your desktop, mobile operating system, and web browser.
- Create unique and strong passwords by using a password manager which will
- Avoid phishing attempts by distrusting requests for personal information.
- Allow 2 step verification.
- Establish a safety key for extra protection. It is a physical device that attaches to a USB port to a computer or connects wirelessly to your phone.
- Use a Google account to control your phone. In case you lose your phone, you can remotely locate or lock it using “find a lost device”.
- Enroll for Google’s Advanced Protection Programme. Activists or political leaders who are at the most risk of targeted attacks should register for this program.
- Download your apps from a trusted source
- Be careful when using public or free Wi-Fi. Therefore, browse on secure networks.
- Use Google’s Security Checkup that analyses your Google Account security status and provides you with guidance to address issues found.