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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Password-protect your devices

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By Khalid Diriye

Secure your device

  • Create a strong password for your mobile device that is easy to remember, but hard to guess. Don't use common words, names, birthdays or any personal information in your password.
  • Use your device's auto-lock feature. Lock every 5 mins recommended!
  • Don't share your device with others. Since you can't set separate passwords on your mobile device, like you can when logging into computers, it's best not to share your device with anyone.

Backup and protect your data

  • Back up your data regularly. We recommend syncing your mobile device with your computer.
  • Delete any text messages or emails that contain sensitive information. We recommend that you never disclose sensitive, personal information about yourself via a text message or email. Sensitive personal information can include your driver's license number, social security number, password, and account numbers.
  • Mobile device companies regularly provide updates to the mobile device operating system which include security patches.

Download secure applications

  • Be aware that malware (viruses and Trojans) and fraudulent applications exist. Only download mobile applications from authorized application stores like the Apple App Store or the Android Market.

For more questions regarding security contact or call (507) 389-6654