Google #SecurityCheckKiya initiative helps to protect data and devices


Google has launched #SecurityCheckKiya initiative as part of the Safer Internet Day which will be celebrated on February 6. The main idea of the #SecurityCheckKiya is to ensure and provide protection to Android smartphones against security threats.

It has been found that first-time users of not only Android but also the web are subjected to account hijacking, spyware loading, and malware-related threats. The #SecurityCheckKiya is aimed to help users by providing adequate awareness around security-related aspects to users who are not familiar with the terminologies.

In a statement released to the press, Google disclosed that users in India are highly vulnerable to bad actors on the web. Hence, the company has decided to initiate steps to teach users with the basics of all possible security threats including phishing, which is highly rampant.

Step 1

If you are using Android smartphone and Gmail, you should review the security settings and Google account activity with one click Google Security. The intention of this process is to automatically scan for any security vulnerability and also to provide guidance to users.

Step 2

If you are an active user of Android smartphone, you should be well aware of Google Play Store. However, you should be careful because there is a possibility for the entry of malware via malicious apps. To avoid potential problems, you should make use of Google Play Protect. With the help of Google Play Protect, you will be able to scan all apps for viruses, spyware, and malware before and after installation.

Step 3

You should also take precaution against situations when you lose your Android smartphone. It is now possible to download Find My Device app to enable you to easily locate a lost Android device.

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Commenting on the development, Sunita Mohanty, Director, Trust and Safety revealed that users based in India should take adequate precautions while attempting to engage with the online world. Even though security is infused into all the Google products and services, it is advisable to be aware of all the technical terms. This is because keeping Internet clean and safe is one of the prime shared responsibility.

Mohanty added that with the help of #SecurityCheckKiya initiative, users will be able to safeguard themselves against security threats and malware attacks. Google also outlined three steps with which you can stay safe on the web.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and currently part of MVP Reconnect program. He is also part of the prestigious ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at