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Tips to Keep Your Mobile and Banking Details Safe Online

Banking CIO Outlook | Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Fremont, CA: Many technology users disregard mobile security, dismissing the reality of security concerns posed by thoughtless interactions with the digital world.

Because of its mobility and plethora of features, mobile devices are especially vulnerable to cyber threats such as malware, spyware, and phishing efforts, which may damage the valuable piece of technology humans have in their pockets and any information saved on it.

Threat actors are aware that consumers frequently use their smart gadgets irresponsibly. If they play their cards well, compromising a user's device may be financially beneficial, providing access to the owner's private and sensitive information.

Tips that can help safeguard and keep your devices safe from the most common mobile security threats.

     Keep the devices and apps up to date.

An up-to-date system can safeguard the smartphone or tablet against exploitable flaws or gaps. If users dislike the automatic updates feature on mobile devices, keep an eye out for software update notifications and reminders that may appear on the screen and manually apply the patches as soon as users have the time.

     Delete unused apps from your device

Old and unused applications that have not got updated may have serious security issues that jeopardize the smartphone's security.

Examine the app library for any programs users no longer require. A cleansing will make it easier to discover the apps and will assist in safeguarding the smartphone.

     Back up data

Memory cards for mobile devices now provide a lot of storage space for contacts, messages, files, movies, and images. Making frequent backups of data, on the other hand, is critical in the event of theft or malicious penetration, such as a ransomware attack.

     Hang up or don't respond to suspicious phone calls

Scammers and fraudsters may also call users on the phone. Like any skilled actor, the fraudster will try to persuade users that the purpose of the call is genuine. Hang up immediately if requested for personally identifying information, bank account details, PINs, or credit card numbers. Another important red flag is bullying or threats.

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