Tips to Keep Your Phones and Laptops Safe

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 22, 2017.

Gators, how secure are your mobile devices? Unfortunately, smartphones, laptops, and tablets are all vulnerable to online threats like viruses, malware, and phishing. The risk of having your devices hacked could cost you a lot of time and money. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and UFIT wants to help you recognize and prevent attacks on your mobile devices that could cost you your personal information and reputation. Here are a couple of easy ways to protect your devices and yourself:

  • Install FrontDoorSoftware for FREE. If your laptop is ever stolen, the program allows you to remotely lock alarm, and track it.
  • Protect your device against viruses and malware by downloading the FREE UF-approved antivirus product for Windows or Mac.

For more tips on mobile device security, safe computing, and email protection, visit UFIT’s Information Security’s new “Welcome” page.