From keeping up to date with software updates to making sure your passwords and devices are fully secure, below we share 8 essential tips that can help you to protect your data and devices during your studies.
1. Keep your details private
Posting personal details such as your address, regular locations or photos of your student card can make you vulnerable to identity theft and other crimes.
Always avoid putting your personal safety or that of others at risk. Security settings on social media can change, so review your privacy settings regularly.
2. Lock it down
Make sure passwords are strong, and never share them with anyone else.
Don’t leave your computer unlocked with your social media or other sensitive accounts logged in. If you log into social media accounts on your phone, make sure you have a passcode set up and not to leave your device unlocked.