If the user unboxed the new device, then you must think about the security of that new device. Hence, Webroot team has given some security tips which user must take after unboxing the device. It is suggested that user must install Webroot antivirus in their device through www.webroot.com/safe for more protection. In this blog, you will read the steps which you should take after unboxing new device.
7 Security Steps User Must Consider:
1. Protect your Home Wi-Fi Network:
Before, you connect your new devices to your home network; just you have to make sure that your home’s Wi-Fi router is protected with strong encryption. If the user is using their device in the public place, then they should avoid using public Wi-Fi. If the user is using the pubic Wi-Fi, then they should use VPN feature as this will hide their IP address and encrypt their network.
2. Set up Touch ID or Face ID:
It is advised when you unbox the new device, you should setup one-touch or face-enabled access in your device in order to provide strong protection.
3. Use Two-Factor Authentication:
As you all know that simple passwords do not give the best protection. So, it is advised you should setup two-factor authentication. If you enable 2FA, it will provide you the code to your phone and this code will verify your identity. This two factor authentication will add additional security to your device.
4. Create Strong Passcodes:
As you all know that internet-connected devices have default passwords and these passwords can be accessed by hackers easily. So, you should create a new, strong and unique passcodes for all your applications and accounts which you will use on your new device.
To create strong passcodes, you should not use any personal information like your name, family members’ names, or any other identifying information, don’t use easily guessed words, password should be of at least 12 special characters i.e. numbers, and uppercase and lowercase letters. The password should be hard to guess and easy to use. The user should regularly change their passwords and use different passwords for different accounts. It is advised you should not enter your passwords on another person’s computer and also do not share your passwords with anyone.
5. Use Password Manager:
The user can use a password manager which will help you to create strong passcodes and you can store all your passwords in this password manager. This password manager has one strong master password which will provide you access to all of your online accounts. Password manager will help you to maintain the privacy and security of your devices.
6. Review your Settings:
You should review your privacy and security settings. As you all know that the smart devices come with the default settings, so you must change the default settings of your devices. You should disable the device features which you don’t need. And the privacy settings include: Location services, Contacts, Photos, Camera, Microphone, Accessibility and Analytics.
7. Install Webroot antivirus software:
The user should install Webroot software in their gadget through www.webroot.com/safe as this will secure your device from malicious software. And it is suggested you must regularly update your security software as updates fix the vulnerabilities in your devices and protect your device from malware and viruses.
These are the security steps the user must take after unboxing the devices. If the user need help, then visit to Webroot website via www.webroot.com/safe.