MSU offers SecureIT tips for securing mobile devices

It’s important to safeguard your personal computers, mobile phones, tablets, and other devices.

  1. Use a passcode to lock your device when not in use.
  2. Set up automatic updates for operating systems, web browsers, and apps.
  3. If connecting to an unsecured Wi-Fi connection, be cautious about the sites visited and the information accessed.

Familiarize yourself with the built-in security features on your mobile devices. Protect all devices that connect to the Internet and be cautious about what you share and do on wireless networks.

Limit the type of business you conduct on an unsecured Wi-Fi connection and adjust the security settings on your device to limit who can access your phone.

Before downloading an app, review the privacy policy and understand what data (location, access to your social networks, etc.) the app can access on your device.

Check out MSU SecureIT for more safe computing information.