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INTERVIEW: Tech security tips for back-to-school

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Best Buy Geek Squad Agent Andrea Riehl gives some tips for keeping students and families safe online as many back-to-school shopping items include the latest educational technology.

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Best Buy Geek Squad Agent Andrea Riehl gives some tips for keeping students and families safe online as many back-to-school shopping items include the latest educational technology.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7039306?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:47:18 +0000 INTERVIEW: Tech security tips for back-to-school Best Buy Geek Squad Agent Andrea Riehl gives some tips for keeping students and families safe online as many back-to-school shopping items include the latest educational technology. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7039306?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KTUU to school. supplies, clothes, meeting teachers you name it.. but there's also the technological side of it. channel 2's ariane aramburo talked with a best buy geek sqad agent about ways to stay secure. from kindergarten through college, many families across america are getting ready for the first day of school, and along with traditional school supplies, students will be armed with the latest technology to help with learning. while tech as a learning tool is great, there's also vital information that can help students and families stay safe on line. joining us this morning from the dorms at hamline university in st. paul, minnesota is best buy geek squad agent andrea riehl. first let's talk about back to school. we hear so much about identity theft these days, what are some key things that parents and students need to be on the lookout for? absolutely, keeping your family safe online is so important because terrible things can happen if someone gets access to your information we have a few simple tips that will really help keep everyone safe online. the first really important thing that people should know is to make sure all of your devices are protected with a really strong password, same goes for all of your online accounts. the second thing that's really crucial for people to know is to make sure that all of your software is up to date current and running that latest software and then the third really important thing is that all of your internet security software is installed and again up to date with the most current virus definitions. what about those public hubs and "hot spots?" what do you say to that? public wifi is a great way to work with colleagues and classmates to get things done but it's really important to remember that when you're on a public wifi network anyone can see anything you do on those networks, so keep that in mind when you're doing things like personal banking, checking your credit entering your cc information, just save that when you have time to be on a more secure network. okay so let's talk things like maybe backing up homework or making sure that our home wifi is secure things like that. absolutely, home wifi is a great way to get some of those important things done you want to make sure that you've taken some precautions to keep yourself safe at home. really important things that we want everfone to know is one make sure that your network is protected with a really strong password and then two you've got your internet security software installed and up to date. alright so sort of the big question what's hot in the tech world especially for this back to school time this year? back to school is a great time to bring those smart home items to your smart dorm so a google home is a great product for students heading off to college and allows them to connect all their wifi devices, play music, ask a question, set reminders super fun. another really important thing for our students going back to school is have a laptop they can use for their school work and to keep connected with their friends and family, something like this 15 inch dell that's got 1 terabite hard drive for all their pictures and storage documents and 6 gigs of ram to make sure it's moving right along for them." alrigth some good tips there andrea, lastly where can they go for more information. bestbuy dot com is a good place to start you can see all the student deals by searching student deals there, but you can also head ot any best buy store in anchorage alaska to speak with any geek squad agent in the blue shirt and get all the questions that they need answered. alright andrea thank you so much so some tips out there for parents as you and your kiddos get prepared for going back to school. all this week on the morning



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