Safer Internet Day: Simple steps to keep your Google account safe, secure
Safer Internet Day: Want to know how secure your account is? Follow these simple steps.Updated: Feb 05, 2019 10:09 IST
On Safer Internet Day, Google is encouraging users to take security checkup of their account.
Google said it would start encouraging users to take the security check-up of their account on its homepage in English and seven Indian languages including Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu from Tuesday, the Safer Internet Day.
To stay safe online:
Users can --
On desktop, go to Google Account > Run Security Check
On mobile, visit your Gmail App, tap Menu icon > Settings > tap ID > Manage Your Google Account > Run Security Check
Or simply visit g.co/securitycheckup to take the Security Checkup.
Users should --
Keep screens locked with a unique password [pattern/ pin].
Add Google account on devices, to be able to find it, if lost or stolen.
Download Find My Device App -- The Find My Device app from Google helps you to easily locate a lost Android device and keeps your device and information secure.
Visit android.com/find to locate, ring, lock and erase your Android devices—phones, tablets, and even watches.
Secure your data
Android users can --
On Phone, go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Advanced > App Permissions
(with inputs from IANS)
First Published: Feb 05, 2019 10:08 IST