D-I-Y Security Solution for Students

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Best suited for college students, with android mobiles and Windows PCs and laptops

Approx cost: Free

Time taken: 20 mins (for installation)

Difficulty: Moderate

Follow the steps below to secure your personal information. This solution is intended to provide you a basic security cover to protect your personal information and your online privacy. For more advanced needs you may refer to D-I-Y ideas for specific areas in the blog section

1

Install free Antivirus on your Windows PC or laptop

laptop, computer, macbook

As a student you are often at a higher risk of malware attack as you are constantly exploring and sharing information using different media. Our recommendation is free Bitdefender antivirus as it is light and provides effective malware protection and online protection. Here’s our comparison of top free antivirus products so that you can choose the best product that meets your needs

2

Install free Antivirus on your Android mobile phone

As a youngster, you are interested in exploring different apps and in gaming, hence you need malware protection on your android mobile phone. Our recommendation is free Avira antivirus as it is light and provides free VPN with a 100MB usage per day. Here’s our comparison of top free antivirus products so that you can choose the best product that meets your needs

3

Check backdoors using InfoSecyour free mobile security and online privacy app

Install InfoSecyour free mobile security & online privacy app to access security tools such as Root checker and to identify malicious apk files

    1. If you are buying a refurbished mobile phone or buying a phone from an unknown friend, check if the mobile phone is rooted. Rooted mobile phones allow your mobile phone to be controlled remotely
    2. Spying apps are often rejected by app stores and  hence are often injected into your device as an apk file. Scan your mobile phone for apks to find and uninstall any malicious file

4

Protect your online privacy

Data breaches from Social media accounted for over 56% of the 4.5 billion data records compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018. This increases our risk of Identity theft. Here are the top tips to secure your presence online

5

Backup your data to Google drive

phone security

Backup your project data or assignments to Google drive so that you never miss your submissions due to crashed computer. Here’s your guide to data backup for Windows devices

As a student you are often at a higher risk of malware attack as you are constantly exploring and sharing information using different media

6

Good password management

cybersecurity

No matter how much we hate passwords, they are here to stay as a way to establish our identity. Creating strong passwords, storing passwords in a safe manner becomes critical. InfoSecyour offers you an offline password manager along with the InfoSecyour Mobile security and online privacy app. You may also refer to our guide on password managers for more information

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