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Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are just as vulnerable to viruses as a desktop. Here are some tips to help keep yours safe.


Keep Software Current. Having the latest software is the best way to defend viruses, malware and other threats to your computer.

Secure your phone. Use strong passcodes to keep your personal information safe.

Before you download an app. Review the privacy policy to better understand what you are allowing access too before you download it.

Wi-Fi Hotspots. Adjust your security settings and limit the type of business you conduct.

Texting. Just like email, requests for personal information are being requested through texting, calling and voicemails. When in doubt, don't respond.

If you need virus protection software for your computer, USF provides Symantec Endpoint Protection to students free of charge. You will need a NetID and password to access the software. Download here.

As a reminder, USF will NEVER ask for your password or threaten that your account will be inactive by asking you to click on a link.